The 30-year-old would be the solely senior member of the Take a look at squad, with Jimmy Anderson and Alastair Prepare dinner additionally to be rested by Trevor Bayliss
MOEEN ALI will captain England for the primary time this week whereas Joe Root takes a relaxation.
All-rounder Moeen is the one member of the Take a look at crew scheduled to play within the two-day match towards a Cricket Australia XI in Perth.
Which means tour vice-captain James Anderson and former skipper Alastair Prepare dinner are additionally lacking.
It had been assumed Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance, a part of the Ashes squad and a detailed buddy of Root, would step up and take cost.
However head coach Trevor Bayliss and Root have determined Moeen ought to lead the facet as he makes an attempt to seek out kind with bat and ball.
Moeen sat out the primary two matches of the tour with a facet pressure and his off-spin bowling has been hindered within the opening two Assessments by a reduce finger.
The remainder of the crew in motion over the weekend will embrace fringe squad gamers corresponding to Ballance, Ben Foakes, Jake Ball, Mason Crane and Tom Curran — together with members of the England Lions, who’re presently in Perth.
It means an opportunity for quick bowler Mark Wooden to show his health — though it stays a protracted shot that England would contemplate risking him for the Third Take a look at in Perth.
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Bayliss stated: “Moeen will play having missed a few video games on tour by way of damage. However a lot of the guys within the Take a look at crew will miss out.
“We have now to ensure guys aren’t simply bodily rested however mentally, too.”
Meanwhile, the Aussies have added all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to their squad for the Third Test.
Peter Handscomb is firmly in the firing line after failing to impress.
Marsh has had just 1½ games of bowling following major shoulder surgery.
The Australian selectors have always wanted an all-rounder in the top six but there was no standout candidate available when they picked their squad for the opening two Tests.
Since then, Marsh has nailed a big first-class hundred for Western Australia and has bowled 22 overs of his fast seamers, which could be handy at the Waca.
But the major factor that has Marsh within touching distance of a stunning comeback to partner his brother — Adelaide man of the match Shaun — at No 5 and No 6 is Handscomb’s alarming slump in form.
The Aussie No 5 has scored 36, 12 and 14 in his three Ashes knocks.