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McCullum says Moeen Ali should open with Cook against Pak

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London, Sept.17 : New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has suggested that Moeen Ali will be a good option to open the batting alongside skipper Alastair Cook in England’s upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to the Guardian, McCullum said that if he would have given an option to choose, then he would put Moeen up for the series in the UAE and move him down for the South Africa series.

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old described Alex Hales as England’s ‘excellent selection’, adding that he could provide the perfect attacking foil to Cook.

McCullum also lauded dropped Adam Lyth, saying that he could be a wonderful player for England, adding that it would be interesting to see how he reacts in due course.

England will play three Test matches, four ODIs and three T20 internationals against Pakistan. (ANI)