Moeen Ali plans Test return, prepared to fight for spot
LONDON: Moeen Ali says he wants to play Test cricket again and he is prepared to fight for a place in the England side.
Moeen, who decided to take a break from Test cricket after being dropped following the first Ashes Test in August, also revealed he had hoped he would be dropped during that series and that he had considered quitting the long format cricket entirely.
Having subsequently lost the Test portion of his ECB central contract, Moeen missed England’s 1-0 series defeat in New Zealand and their 3-1 victory over South Africa, which culminated in last week’s 191-run victory at the Wanderers. He has since joined England’s limited-overs squads in South Africa ahead of their ODI series starting in Cape Town on Tuesday, which will be followed by three T20Is. – Agencies