England all-rounder Moeen Ali has confirmed his return to Test cricket. Moeen spoke with head coach Brendon McCullum about his return to Test cricket.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali has declared himself “officially unretired” in the longest format of the game and plans to rejoin the England Test squad. Moeen also confirmed that he discussed his return with new Test head coach Brendon McCullum.
It should be noted that Moeen Ali announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2021. He has currently played 64 Test matches for his country and scored 2914 runs. He has taken 195 wickets for England with the ball. In 2014, the left-handed batter made his Test debut against Sri Lanka.
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‘Very difficult to say no to,’ Moeen Ali return to Test cricket
The Three Lions’ next Test match will be against Pakistan, and Moeen will be very useful in those conditions.
“I talked to McCullum this morning, and we talked about Pakistan this winter.” “The door is always open, and yeah, I suppose I am officially unretired,” he said during England’s third day of play against New Zealand.
“He is a difficult person to refuse. That is extremely difficult for me. He is very convincing, and I would love to play alongside him and Ben Stokes. They are both very aggressive, and I believe I would be better suited to their cricket. When I said I was retired, I really meant it. “I was exhausted by cricket,” he added.
Moeen recently told the BBC, “When, or if, Baz McCullum wants me, I’ll definitely play in Pakistan.” I played in the Pakistan Super League a few years ago, but it’s not the same. It will be incredible to travel with an England side that has family roots in that part of the world. It would be a historic event because England hasn’t toured there in a long time. I know how much love and support you can get out there; they love cricket. It’s definitely something that appeals to me.”