Eng­land’s Moeen Ali ready to tame Lyon

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LON­DON: 2018 Moeen Ali has vowed to tame Aus­tralia´s Nathan Lyon when the Eng­land star comes face to face with his neme­sis in the forth­com­ing one-day se­ries.

Lyon dis­missed Moeen seven times across Aus­tralia´s 4-0 Ashes se­ries win, but now the Worces­ter­shire player be­lieves he is in po­si­tion to make amends.

Eng­land will launch their five-match 50-over se­ries against Aus­tralia at The Oval on Wed­nes­day, with Moeen in­tent on tak­ing charge when he faces the off-spin­ner.

"He´s bowled re­ally well and got me out a few times," said Moeen of Lyon. "But you don´t get medals for get­ting guys out all the time. Who cares? I´m mov­ing on.

"When we played in the Ashes in Eng­land, he never got me out once and no­body said any­thing. You just get on with it."

Lyon has re­vealed his stint with Moeen at Worces­ter­shire al­lowed him to gain some im­por­tant bat- ting in­tel­li­gence on the Eng­land man. Moeen is los­ing sleep over the is­sue.

"If you look at a few of my dis­missals, you´d prob­a­bly know that any­way," he said.

"It doesn´t take Ein­stein to work that out. You don´t have to be that clever to work that out. Just get on with it.

"He bowled re­ally well at me, I found him dif­fi­cult in Aus­tralia but one-day cricket is dif­fer­ent. I´m in a dif­fer­ent mind­set at the mo­ment to what I was then."

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