English allrounder, Moeen Ali has retired from Test Cricket on Monday morning. Ali informed Captain Joe Root and Head coach and national selector, Chris Silverwood. He has taken this decision to focus on his white-ball career. Moeen had a decent performance in Test Cricket for England in previous months.
He wants to continue playing white-ball cricket for England and is also likely to play county and franchise cricket. It is unlikely that he will continue to play first-class cricket, no official decision has been made. The 34-year old might have been feeling bubble fatigue as well because CA(Cricket Australia) gave their reservation for management of players in the bubble.
HIGHEST POINT OF HIS CARRER
There have been notable highs, such as 25 wickets and 252 runs in a 3-1 win over South Africa in 2017 – a series that included a hattrick to seal victory at the Oval – and bowling England to series wins against India at home in 2014 and 2018. In 2016, he amassed four Test centuries in a calendar year, a feat shared by only Root and Alastair Cook among Englishmen in the last decade.