England captain Alastair Cook has revealed that he expects Moeen Ali to play in the second Ashes Test against Australia.
Reports this morning suggested that Ali was a doubt for the match at Lord's because of a side injury, but Cook believes that he will be present tomorrow unless he takes a turn for the worse.
"He felt his side a tiny bit after the last game and, with his previous history, the medical team were wrapping him in cotton wool," Cook told reporters this afternoon.
"We'll make a final call tomorrow but it was more precautionary yesterday.
"I don't think it's the same injury. It's like always when you've got two games back to back, you're a little bit careful with training. But unless he gets a reaction overnight I expect him to be in our side."
Ali scored 92 with the bat and took five Australian wickets in the 169-run first Test victory in Cardiff.