ENG VS NZ: Following an invite from England’s new head coach of the Test format, Brendon McCullum, all-rounder Moeen Ali believes that the ‘door is open’ for him to make a come back to the team and play in the white jersey. After sixty-four matches for England, Moeen, 34, announced his retirement from the red-ball game, last year. Bet online by checking more new online betting sites in India for the upcoming match here on our site.


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During the time of his retirement, he had mentioned the stress that he overcame and that he couldn’t take it further. Thus, he felt like he had to be ‘done’ with it.

Moeen has scored over 5,000 runs across all formats since his debut in 2014, taken over 300 wickets, been part of a World Cup-winning squad, captained the Twenty20 team, and claimed a Test hat-trick.

“Would Like To Be a Part Of It”: Moeen Ali

ENG VS NZ: ‘The Door Is Open’: Moeen Ali On His Potential Test Return Under Brendon McCullum
ENG VS NZ: ‘The Door Is Open’: Moeen Ali On His Potential Test Return Under Brendon McCullum

McCullum and Moeen have performed collectively in the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and so the New Zealander believes he can convince the all-rounder to come back to the mix. Moeen stated that he has changed into open to the capacity of a comeback after acquiring an OBE during the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

“Baz (McCullum) messaged me asking if I was ‘in’. We’ve had a chat and maybe in the future, potential tours or whatever, who knows? I have played with him in the Indian Premier League and really enjoyed the way he works. We spoke and he mentioned potentially, in the future, if there is a tour – or whenever, really – would I be available? I said ‘Call me at the time’. The door is open. It’s always exciting when there is a new chapter and you would like to be a part of it.”

Moeen Ali was quoted

ENG VS NZ: Moeen Ali And Joe Root’s Rumoured Rift

Ali’s departure from the Test format had sparked speculation about a rift with Root. Also, it was reported that Moeen had withdrawn from Test cricket due to his dissatisfaction with Root’s captaincy. However, he has denied the rumors, saying that they are completely false.

“I saw stuff about me not enjoying it under Rooty, but I did. He was always good to me. As an individual, he’s the best I have had. He’s a friend of mine and a great guy. When I retired I just found it hard to get going. I had a few niggles, I was tired, I wasn’t enjoying cricket as much as I should.”

Moeen Ali concluded

The Home of Cricket, The Lord’s, will host the first of three Test matches against New Zealand, beginning June 2, 2022. Want to bet on cricket on the move? Discover India’s best betting apps here on our site.

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