The 35-year-old announced his retirement from test matches following his squad’s 4-3 win against Pakistan just a few days ago.
Just a few days following his official statement of returning to test cricket, Moeen has reversed his decision and has decided to hand up his boots and focus on limited overs cricket alone.
Ali announced his retirement from the sport in September of last year, citing the fact that he wasn’t “totally wholeheartedly into it.”
Mooen Ali announce retirement from Tests
He’s had an honest chat with the gaffer, Brendon Mcculumm on his place and his age and they’ve made peace with the fact that retirement would be the best for all parties involved.
Moeen made his test debut in 2014 and went on to amass 2,914 runs at an average of 28.29 wickets in 64 tests.
He was a regular under former captain Alastair Cook and has been an exceptional member of the team. He went as an opener for a brief time before going on to win matches with the ball. For England’s test team, he would remain a cult hero.