Moeen Ali open for England Test return for Pakistan tour

Moeen Ali has revealed that he would be willing to retire from Test cricket if England asks him to tour Pakistan later this year.

Moeen ended his 64 cap Test career in September last year after admitting that he found it difficult to stay motivated for the game’s five-day form.

But the 34-year-old all-rounder has been impressed by the influence of new England coach Brendon McCullum during the ongoing Test series against New Zealand.

During commentary on the BBC’s Test Match Special on Saturday, Moeen confirmed that he is ready to tour Pakistan this winter.

“When, or if, (England head coach) Baz McCullum wants me, I will definitely play in Pakistan,” he said.

“I have played Pakistan Super League a few years back but it is not like that, it would be wonderful to travel with the England team from that part of the world with family background.

He said, ‘It will be a historic event as England has not visited there for so many years.

“I know all the support and love you can get, they love cricket. This is actually something that is definitely very appealing. ,

Kiwi McCullum and England’s new Test captain Ben Stokes propelled New Zealand to a five-wicket win at Lord’s in the first Test.

It has been tough for England in the ongoing second Test, but Moeen is looking forward to being part of the new regime.

“I find it very difficult to say no to him. He scares me a little. We are going to have a chat and see how it goes,” he said.

“At the time I said I was retired, I felt like I was doing it. I was feeling pretty tired of cricket.”

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