Reportedly Moeen had been thinking about the same since quite sometime now. He had not played many Test matches since Ashes 2019. However, since his debut in 2014, he used to be a mainstay for England cricket team until then. Recently Moeen made a comeback during India series in absence of Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes. England needed a senior all-rounder to balance the combination and Moeen got a call-up. In fact, when Jos Buttler was not unavailable, Moeen Ali was given the role of vice-captain in the team as well.
Moeen Ali wants to focus more on limited-overs now and want to be a specialist in white-ball cricket in domestic, franchise, England team. He is therefore very much in the upcoming plan of Root and Silverwood as part England’s T20 World Cup campaign.
British media already informed about Moeen’s possible retirement news and in less than 24 hours the man in question has come up with the big announcement. Only James Anderson and Stuart Broad have taken more wickets than Moeen in Test for England during his time in the side. Moeen is still a part of England’s upcoming plan, especially for the T20 World Cup. He has said that he wants to enjoy cricket as long as he plays.
Moeen Ali has played 64 Test matches so far to score 2914 runs and pick up 195 wickets. He had the chance of becoming 15th cricketer in Test cricket to score 3000 runs and take 200 wickets to become part of an elite group.