MOEEN Ali switches back to red-ball action as England look to follow up their ODI success over Sri Lanka with victory in the three-match Test series.

The Worcestershire all-round played a key part in the rain-hit ODI Series as England secured a 3-1 triumph with one game washed out.

Moeen did not get much opportunity to bowl because of the elements until the final two games when he had figures of 2-55 in Pallekele and 2-57 in Colombo.

He ended as England’s third-most economical bowler, conceding 5.68 runs per over with overall figures of 29-0-165-4.

Moeen did not have much opportunity to bat and all 37 of his runs came in his final innings during the fifth ODI in Colombo.

He will now be looking to adding to his 52 Test appearances after England have completed two two-day warm-up matches against a President’s X1.

Moeen is set to bat at number three – a role he was promoted into at the end of the summer against India.

England Test tour of Sri Lanka schedule: Two-day warm-up match, SLC Board President’s XI v England, 30-31 October 2018, NCC, Colombo Two-day warm-up match, SLC Board President’s XI v England, 1-2 November 2018, CCC, Colombo 1st Test, Sri Lanka v England, 6-10 November 2018, Galle International Stadium, Galle 2nd Test, Sri Lanka v England, 14-18 November 2018, PKICS, Kandy 3rd Test, Sri Lanka v England, 23-27 November 2018, SSC, Colombo.