England’s Moin Ali has announced his retirement from Test cricket.
According to the Guardian, he had imagined his future Test in the latest format, after questioning his ability to focus on the longer format.
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Moin Ali will not be taking part in this year’s Ashes tour
The 34-year-old is currently playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
He now wants to focus on white ball cricket for England, county cricket for Worcestershire and the T20 national tournament.
The all-rounder is part of the organization that won the T20 World Cup ahead of the Ashes tour.
Ali, who played 64 Tests for his country, returned to the organization shortly after the absence of Ben Stokes and Chris Vokes this summer.
Ali celebrated a hat-trick in 2017 against South Africa
He was appointed England vice-captain in the fourth Test against India in early September.
His career heights as a Test player included 25 wickets and 252 runs in the 3-1 series win over South Africa in 2017, as well as England winning their own series against India in 2014 and 2018.
The news may come as a surprise to some, as England are preparing to face Australia in the Ashes in a few months.
Ali won the 2019 World Cup
Also, despite being pushed by many to add him to the squad after recent impressive performances, England will be without the all-rounder of the Beast.
Ali represented England in all formats of the game and was part of the team that won their 2019 World Cup.
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