Dubai: In what may come as a big setback for the England Cricket team, star allrounder Moeen Ali has decided to retire from Test cricket. As per the British media, Ali has already been informed about his call to captain Joe Root and coach Chris Silverwood.Also Read - India to Play Cancelled 5th Test vs England in July 2022, All You Need to Know About Revised Dates, Venues of Test, T20I and ODI Series
The 34-year-old has scored 2,914 runs in 64 Tests at an average of 28.29 and taken 195 wickets with his off-spin. Also Read - T20 World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan Takes Bangladesh to Super 12 Stage After Win Over Papua New Guinea
Having played little test cricket since the 2019 Ashes, Moeen was recalled for the home summer series against India and played in three matches. Also Read - Virat Kohli Yet to be Dismissed vs Pakistan in World T20s | Check Stats
England’s next test series is against Australia in the Ashes starting in December.
There is no confirmation as to why Ali decided to not play Test cricket again, but some reports suggest that he is taking this step to extend his white-ball career. It seems highly unlikely he will continue to play first-class cricket but no firm decision has yet been taken on that.
The English star is currently in UAE for the ongoing IPL season. He is a crucial member of the CSK outfit. At No 3, he has been successful for the MS Dhoni-led franchise.