Moeen Ali expects England’s heart and craft to secure T20 series win over India

• All-rounder confident team will prevail in third match in Bangalore
• Moeen dismisses idea that umpire was to blame for defeat in Nagpur

Moeen Ali could be excused feeling a little limb-weary and hotel-sick as England’s two-stage tour of India reaches its endgame. Only Ben Stokes, the other all?format all-rounder in this group, has batted and bowled as much as Moeen across 31 days of international cricket in India either side of Christmas.

Moeen admits to a little tiredness, one reason he says he is unlikely to be in the Indian Premier League auction this year. But he is also convinced England have the heart and the craft to win the third Twenty20 international in Bangalore on Wednesday, having come infuriatingly close to clinching the series in the final over in Nagpur.

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