James Porter, Moeen Ali released from England Test squad
The two players were initially named in England's 13-man squad for the opening game of the five-match Test series against India at Edgbaston here.
Moeen Ali and James Porter have been released from the England Test squad and they are now free to participate in this week's T20 Blast matches for Worcestershire and Essex respectively, according to reports.
England confirmed their playing XI on the eve of the game, leaving out off-spinner Moeen Ali in favor of wrist-spinner Adil Rashid, whose surprise selection in the Test squad has sparked a raging debate.
Moeen will play in two back-to-back games -- against Durham at home on August 3 and away to Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on August 4. Porter will also be available for two consecutive games - against Kent at Canterbury tomorrow and at Taunton against Somerset on Friday.
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