Former England Test all-rounder Moeen Ali has expressed his desire to make comeback in Test cricket for England. Moeen Ali announced his retirement from Test cricket last year on 14th October. The 34-year all-rounder wanted to focus on white-ball cricket.
However while talking to BBC Sports, Moeen Ali expressed his desire to play in the Pakistan tour for the England Cricket team. He believes if coach Brendon McCullum wants him, he is ready to represent England in Test cricket once again. Moeen said, “When, or if, (England head coach) Baz McCullum wants me, I’ll definitely play in Pakistan.”
“I have played Pakistan Super League out there a few years ago but it’s not the same, to travel with an England side there having family background from that part of the world will be amazing,” Moeen Ali added. Ali also has his family roots in Pakistan.
Earlier there were some reports surfacing on the internet that said that McCullum wants to call back Moeen Ali in the Test squad for the Pakistan tour. Responding to it, he said, “I find it very hard to say no to him. He scares me a little bit. We’re going to have a chat and see how it pans out. At the time I said I was retired I felt like I was done. I felt really tired with cricket.”
“It would be historical event”: Moeen Ali excited for Pakistan tour of England team
England Test team is set to tour Pakistan for three-match Test series in October 2022. Moeen Ali believes it would be a historical tour. The England all-rounder said, “It would be a historic event because of England not touring there for so many years.I know the support and love you can get out there, they love cricket. It’s really something that’s very appealing for sure.”
All-rounder Moeen Ali represented the England cricket team in 64 Test matches. He scored 2914 runs at a decent average of 28.29. He scored 5 centuries and 14 half-centuries in his Test career. The England all-rounder also picked 195 Test wickets in his career.