Moeen Ali has moved a step closer to a return to Test cricket after being named in England’s training group for the series against West Indies.
The all-rounder, 32, took a break from the longest format after being dropped during last summer’s Ashes series.
There are eight uncapped players in a 30-strong group that will begin training in Southampton on 23 June.
They will play a three-day practice game from 1 July, after which a squad will be chosen for the first Test.
The three-match series against West Indies, which will be played behind closed doors in a bio-secure environment, starts on 8 July at the same venue.
England training group: Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Dom Bess (Somerset),…