England all-rounder Moeen Ali is set to announce his immediate retirement from Test cricket. The 34-year-old and 64-Test veteran Moeen Ali has decided that he is no longer hungry to play the longest format. However, the reason behind this is related to the T20 World, Ashes series and the corona virus epidemic, because due to corona, the cricketers are not able to give time to the family members.
He is uneasy at the prospect of an extended time away from home as a potential member of both the T20 World Cup and Ashes squads in the coming months, reports Cricinfo. He is currently in the United Arab Emirates playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, but Moeen Ali is understood to have informed England head coach Chris Silverwood and England Test captain Joe Root about his retirement in recent times. did.
He is keen to continue his career for England in white-ball cricket and is also expected to continue playing county and franchise cricket. It is unlikely that he will continue to play first-class cricket, but no concrete decision has been taken on that yet. Moeen Ali has had a stellar Test career. He is known as an all-rounder, where he has scored more than 100 wickets and more than 2000 runs.
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Moeen Ali is one of the few players to reach the milestone of 2000 Test runs and 100 wickets. Apart from him, Ian Batham, Gary Sobers and Imran Khan have done this wonders. Only 15 England bowlers have taken more Test wickets than him. He is the third best all-rounder in the ICC Test rankings. He made his Test debut in 2014 and played the last match against India in the same month. He has scored 2914 runs in 64 matches with 5 centuries and 14 half-centuries and has also taken 195 wickets.