Moeen Ali, the England all-rounder, has formally announced his return to Test cricket, ahead of England’s historic visit of Pakistan later this year.
Moeen claimed that he had a lengthy conversation with England’s new head coach, Brendon McCullum, on his value to the Test team. He also stated that if McCullum is required, he is more than eager to participate in the historic Test series in Pakistan.
In September 2021, the 34-year-old announced his retirement from Test cricket, ending a 64-Test career for England. His decision to return to the longest format was motivated by his desire to play Test cricket in Pakistan.
“I played Pakistan Super League out there a few years back, but it’s not the same,” Moeen said.
“It will be incredible to travel with an England squad there, having a family background from that part of the world.” Because England has not toured there in many years, it would be a historic occasion. I’m familiar with the outpouring of love and support that can be found among cricket fans. “It’s definitely something that appeals to me,” he added.
The seasoned all-rounder admitted that it was difficult to say no to McCullum because he is so convincing. He went on to say that he would love to play under McCullum and England’s new captain, Ben Stokes since he admires their aggressive brand of cricket.
England will visit Pakistan for a three-match Test series and a seven-match Twenty20 International series. The T20I series will take place before the start of the T20 World Cup in 2022, while the Test series will follow the end of the big event. England will make their first visit to the country since 2005.
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