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Under Brendon McCullum, Moeen Ali might make a Test comeback

The present Test series between England and New Zealand have already provided many talking points, and former Test cricketer Moeen Ali recently revealed his intention to come out of retirement and play in Pakistan in a red-ball series later this year.

Moeen Ali resigned from Test cricket in September of last year, having made 64 appearances for England and scoring 2,914 runs, and taking 195 wickets. In the longest version of the game, the all-rounder scored five centuries and five five-fors. Moeen has shifted his focus entirely to white-ball cricket and hopes to be included in the English XI for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.

However, the southpaw indicated a desire to play in Pakistan, where he has familial links, and stated that he will be available if head coach Brendon McCullum requires him for the red-ball tour.

Moeen and McCullum previously shared a dressing room with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 IPL, and the southpaw believes the combination of McCullum and Ben Stokes is frightening. He also believes that if he receives a call from a former RCB teammate, he will be pleased to do a job for them since he believes his game will complement McCullum and Stokes’ aggressive approach.

England has not played on Pakistani soil in 17 years and will return later this year for a T20I and Test series.