New Delhi. All-rounder Maine Ali has been given a major role ahead of the fourth Test between India and England, which starts at the Oval on Thursday. He will be the co-captain of the team in this match. In fact, wicketkeeper-batsman Joss Butler will not play the Oval Test. Because he is going to be a father again. In such a situation, Moin has been given this responsibility in his place. Maine was left out of England’s squad for the first match of the Test series at Nottingham and has now been named co-captain of the Oval Test.
The ECB said in a statement that Maine Ali has been named the team’s co-captain for the fourth Test against India, which starts at the Oval on Thursday. Usually all-rounder Ben Stokes who acts as Root’s deputy. But he is currently on leave, citing mental health issues. He also injured the finger of his left hand. Maine returned to the England squad for the second match of the Test series against India. In addition to scoring 0 runs in this Test held at Lord’s, he also took wickets.
Maine also played in the Leeds Test. However, in this match, he was able to take only 1 wicket for 44 runs. He scored 8 runs. England won the match by an innings and a 1-1 draw in the series. The first Test between the two countries was drawn at Trentbridge, India won the Lord’s Test by 151 runs.
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Maine took the 1st wicket in the Een Test for England, doing 2879. He made his Test debut in 201 Tests. Since then, he has not looked back and has led England to several victories with his all-round play. He scored more than 20 runs in the series against South Africa in 2017, including 20 wickets.
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