Moeen Ali ready to make his Test return
LONDON: Moeen Ali says he is ready to return to Test action for England after a self-imposed exile from the red-ball game after having been made to feel like “a scapegoat” in the past.
All-rounder Moeen missed the Test matches during England’s winter tours of New Zealand and South Africa after taking a spell away from the longest format of the game.
The 32-year-old, who continued to play limited overs matches for England, has been reflecting on his absence during the coronavirus lockdown and suggested he would be willing to return to Tests if selected when cricket eventually resumes.
“I think I’d probably be ready [to play Test cricket] now, to be honest. Clearly I would have to be playing well and win a spot back on merit,” Moeen told The Guardian.
“But in terms of being available – and obviously I’m speaking hypothetically – if there was a Test match tomorrow and I got the call, I’d say ‘yes’. We’re all missing cricket right now and coronavirus makes you realise what you love. It could take out the whole summer and that would be a big thing.” - AFP