Moeen Ali To Announce Retirement From Test Cricket

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According to reports, England batsman Moeen Ali has chosen to retire from Test cricket before the eagerly awaited Ashes series between Australia and England at the conclusion of the year.

The England player made this decision mostly related to the longer period he would be away from family this year, with the T20 World Cup and The Ashes on the line.

Ali has also notified England Head Coach Chris Silverwood and Test captain Joe Root of his intention to retire from the game’s longest format. The 34-year-old made this move in order to extend his limited-overs playing.

Moeen Ali is presently competing in the 14th season of the IPL in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has featured 9 IPL 2021 games for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and has produced 261 runs at an average of near 30. He has also taken 5 wickets with the bowling.

Moeen Ali had 5 five-wicket hauls and a ten-wicket haul with the ball in hand

Moeen Ali has played 64 games for England in white. In Test cricket, the left-hander has over 3000 (2914) runs at an average of nearly 30. He also has 5 hundred and 14 fifties with the bat in the whites.

With the red ball in his hand, Ali has taken 195 wickets at an average of 36.66, featuring five five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul. Aside from that, Ali has played 112 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 38 T20 Internationals (T20Is) for England.

In ODIs, he has achieved 1877 runs, whereas, in T20Is, he has managed 437 runs. With the bowling, the right-arm bowler has 87 ODI wickets and 21 T20I wickets.