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England all-rounder Moeen Ali has announced that he is ready to shine during the first Test against Sri Lanka, which gets underway on June 12 at Lord’s.
Ali also noted that he couldn’t have asked for a better venue to make his debut at.
“I don’t think it gets better than this in international cricket, hopefully to make your debut at Lord’s,” he told Sky Sports. “I can’t describe the feeling but it means a lot.
“I can’t wait to walk through that room (Lord’s’ Long Room) and get out there.
“It’s nice to be part of a new era – a similar thing happened with Worcestershire in county cricket when some big guys left and I had to step up. Every time I play I learn something, even in county cricket. I know my game bowling-wise and if I can pick up a few things from the guys around me, like the wicketkeeper who can give me tips, I’m happy to do that.
“I feel like I’m ready (as a batsman); I had a good knock last week and I’m ready to play.”