Moeen Ali retired from Check cricket with England final September after successful 64 caps; the all-rounder revealed he has spoken with head coach Brendon McCullum; “To be sincere, I might like to play below him and Stokesy. Each of them have that character about them”
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Moeen Ali has opened the door to a return to Check cricket with England, saying he would like to play below head coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes.
Off-spinning all-rounder Moeen retired from Test cricket last September, having scored 2,914 runs and brought 195 wickets in his 64 appearances.
McCullum mentioned final month that he could try to bring Moeen, Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid again into England’s red-ball staff and Moeen believes he would swimsuit McCullum and Stokes’ fashion of play.
“He [McCullum] received the job and messaged me the day after through the IPL and mentioned, ‘are you in?’” Moeen advised BBC Check Match Particular.
“He mentioned he will name me on the weekend. So we spoke and he mentioned, ‘look in future if we’d like you if there are accidents or a tour within the sub-continent and many others, are you eager to play?’
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“He is a really tough person to say no to that and I discovered that very, very arduous. He is very convincing.
“To be sincere, I might like to play below him and Stokesy. Each of them have that character about them. They’re very aggressive. I believe I’d swimsuit their cricket a bit extra and I believe they really feel I’d swimsuit them as effectively.”
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Moeen stays a key a part of England’s white-ball sides and McCullum believes he may simply translate these short-form abilities into Check cricket.
“I am positive if Mo [Moeen] wished to [play Test cricket] and was ready to place the yards in to make it again into the aspect then he’d problem, little doubt,” mentioned McCullum.