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England all-rounder Moeen Ali has been recalled to the England Men’s Test squad for the second Test against India at Lord’s which gets underway from Thursday.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Moeen, the off-spinning all-rounder, is expected to join up the England squad for training.
"Moeen is certainly under consideration. He's always been part of our consideration. So that's something that Joe and I are going to chat about at Lord's," said Silverwood.
"We know he is a fine cricketer and we know he is showing fine form in the Hundred at the moment, though I appreciate it's a different format," he added.
The first Test between England and India ended as a draw after the final day at Trent Bridge was washed out due to rain. The second match will be played from Thursday [August 12].
The 34-year-old all-rounder has played only one Test match in the last two years, against India in Chennai almost six months ago. He last appeared in February when he took eight wickets and played an innings of 43 runs.
In 61 Tests so far, he has bagged 189 wickets at 36.24. He also has five Test hundreds to his name, with his latest coming in December 2016.
England Men’s Test Squad:
Joe Root (C), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Mark Wood