Moeen Ali generally bats at 7 or 8 for England in test match Cricket, but in the first Ashes game at Gabba, the England think tank decided to push him up to no. 6 which was quite a surprising move.
Yes Ben Stokes was not there, but in his absence the ideal man to bat at the no. 6 position was the wicketkeeper batsman Jonny Bairstow. The simple reason to that is he has got a better technique than Moeen and in test match Cricket, if you have a better technique than someone, you bat ahead of him.
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