PAK vs ENG: Moeen Ali open to England Test comeback for Pakistan tour
PAK vs ENG: Moeen Ali has stated that if England asks him to travel Pakistan later this year, he would be willing to return to Test cricket.
Moeen’s 64-cap Test career came to an end in September after he admitted he struggled to stay focused for the five-day version of the sport.
However, new England coach Brendon McCullum’s effect during the current Test series against New Zealand has impressed the 34-year-old all-rounder.
During a commentary stint on BBC’s Test Match Special on Saturday, Moeen confirmed he would be ready to tour Pakistan this winter.
“When, or if, (England head coach) Baz McCullum wants me, I’ll definitely play in Pakistan,” he said.
“I have played Pakistan Super League out there a few years ago but it’s not the same, to travel with an England side there having family background from that part of the world will be amazing.
“It would be a historic event because of England not touring there for so many years.
“I know the support and love you can get out there, they love cricket. It’s really something that’s very appealing for sure.”
New England Test captain Ben Stokes and Kiwi McCullum led England to a five-wicket victory over New Zealand at Lord’s in the opening Test.
In the continuing second Test, England has found it more difficult, but Moeen is fascinated by the prospect of being a part of the new system.
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