Moeen Ali backs England's youngsters after 'second string side' claim
Moeen Ali will be leading England against Pakistan (PC: Twitter)
Moeen Ali will be leading England in Jos Buttler's absence in the series against Pakistan.
Jos Buttler became England's full time white ball captain following Eoin Morgan's retirement. However, he will be missing the upcoming series against Pakistan to manage his calf injury before the T20I World Cup in Australia from next year. Moeen Ali will be taking charge for the 7 match T20I series.
While Liam Livingstone and Chris Jordan are recovering from injuries as well, Ben Stokes has been rested ahead of the T20 showpiece, set to be held in Australia. Opener Jason Roy missed out on both tours due to a dip in form while batter Jonny Bairstow and fast-bowler Jofra Archer are out due to injury too.