England international Moeen Ali was last seen plying his trade for Chennai Super Kings in the fifteenth season of the IPL. However, CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs as they finished at the ninth place in the points table.
Moeen Ali failed to make an impact with the bat as he scored 244 runs in 10 games at a mediocre batting average of 24.40. He scored only one fifty to his name. However, he was pretty decent with the ball, taking 8 wickets to his name.
Meanwhile, as per the latest reports in Daily Mail, Moeen Ali has already made up his mind to come out of Test retirement under Brendon McCullum. The England all-rounder has notified the new chief coach of the Test team that he is coming out of Test retirement.
Moeen Ali plans to come out of Test retirement to join Ben Stokes-led team
The all-rounder had called it quits from Test cricket back in September last year in a bid to extend his white-ball career. Meanwhile, a report in dailymail.co.uk claimed that Ali’s close friend Adil Rashid could also be tempted too to come out of retirement.
The report also further added that Brendon McCullum is looking forward to rebuilding the England Test side. As a result, he has kept Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid along with the likes of Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone in his plans to add depth in the Test squad.
Moeen Ali has got a pretty good record in red-ball cricket. He has accounted for 195 dismissals. He has scored 2,914 runs in 64 Tests. Meanwhile, one of the sources of Daily Mail informed, “He respects Brendon immensely and would play for him. He’s always been committed to England and wishes to continue. He will assist when required.”
The new head coach of England Test team was reportedly asked about Moeen Ali. The former New Zealand cricketer said, “We’ll see. I’m sure if Mo (Moeen) wanted to, and was prepared to put the yards in to make it back into the side, then he’d challenge, no doubt.”