England bats 1st in tour match against Cricket Australia XI 

England bats 1st in tour match against Cricket Australia XI 

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Perth,(AP/UNB) – England will bat first on Saturday in its two-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI at Perth’s Richardson Park, where the hosts have opted to bowl.Moeen Ali, who is captaining England for the first time, is the only player from the tourists’ incumbent test XI taking part in the fixture.Victoria opener Travis Dean is leading an inexperienced CA XI.”This is a great opportunity for the young guys in our team to showcase their skills,” Moeen said at the toss.England trails the five-match Ashes series 2-0 with the third test set to start next Thursday at Perth’s WACA ground.
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Lineups:
Cricket Australia XI: Travis Dean (captain), Will Bosisto, Jake Doran, Sam Harper, Clint Hinchliffe, Mac Wright, Josh Philippe, Nick Buchanan, Michael Cormack, Gabe Bell, Jackson Koop.
England: Keaton Jennings, Dan Lawrence, Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali (captain), Ben Foakes, Liam Livingstone, Joe Clarke, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Mason Crane, Jake Ball.

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