ENG v AUS 2018: Moeen Ali ready for a face off against Nathan Lyon

The 5-Match ODI series begins from today at Kennington Oval in London.

Nathan Lyon | Source Herald Sun

England's Moeen Ali has pledged to capitalize Nathan Lyon when the England all-rounder comes face to face against the off-spinner of Australia. In the recently concluded Ashes series, Nathan Lyon dismissed the left-hand batsmen seven times in five Ashes test. The 30-year-old cricketer feels he has made amendments from the Ashes and is now ready to face the spinner.

The first ODI between Australia and England is set to be played at Kennington Oval, London where both the players will have an opportunity to face-off against each other.

"He's bowled really well and got me out a few times," said Moeen of Lyon. "But you don't get medals for getting guys out all the time. Who cares? I'm just moving on.

"When we played in the Ashes in England, he never got me out once and nobody said anything. You just get on with it."

Earlier Nathan Lyon had revealed his period with Moeen Ali at Worcestershire let him gain some confidence against the left-hand batsman for the Five match ODI series.

"If you look at a few of my dismissals, you'd probably know that anyway," he said.
"It doesn't take Einstein to work that out. You don't have to be that clever to work that out. Just get on with it.

"He bowled really well at me, I found him difficult in Australia but one-day cricket is different. I'm in a different mindset at the moment to what I was then."

(Inputs from TOI) 


By Kunal Kataria - 13 Jun, 2018

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