Moeen Ali to return to cricket soon
Every cricketer has ups and downs in life and England’s Moeen Ali is the one who is going rough patches now. He was dropped from the Ashes squad ahead of the second Test against Australia for his sub-standard performance in the opening Ashes Test. He picked three wickets in 2 innings (1/42 and 2/130) and flopped as a batsman scoring not more than 4 runs.
However, now it seems that he is taking a break from the game of cricket only to recharge himself according to Worcestershire coach Alex Gidman.
In place of Moeen Ali, left-arm spinner Jack Leach has been named in the squad for the second Test at Lord’s.
Gidman said Moeen Ali needs some space for himself so as to get back on track because he has been busy playing cricket including the ICC World Cup and the start of the Ashes.
“Mo is spending a little time away from the middle, recharging his batteries and putting in some quality practice time which he feels he needs, and we completely respect,” Gidman said in a statement.
“He has had an intense schedule of international cricket involving the ICC World Cup and the start of the Ashes.
“Mo loves playing for Worcestershire and he gives a lift to everyone in the dressing room when he comes back and plays for us. We look forward to when he returns soon.”
Moeen Ali, who was an important part of England’s glory squad that won the 50-over World Cup on home soil last month, has played as many as 60 test matches. He made his debut in 2014 and has by far taken 181 wickets to his name.