Ali to Take a Break After Getting Dropped From the Ashes

Ali to Take a Break After Getting Dropped From the Ashes

Ali to Take a Break After Getting Dropped From the Ashes

This is after England lost to Australia in the opening Test match of the Ashes 2019 series

Moeen Ali will take a break from cricket after England has dropped him in the ongoing Ashes series. The allrounder’s break in all forms of cricket was announced after the first Test match of the Ashes 2019 series where England lost to Australia by 251 runs. The official statement was issued by the Worcestershire County Cricket Club. The news was also confirmed by Worcestershire team coach Alex Gidman. Ali has been playing for Worcestershire since 2007.

“Mo (Ali) is spending a little time away from the middle recharging his batteries and putting in some quality practice time which he feels he needs, and we completely respect. He had an intense schedule of international cricket involving the ICC World Cup and the start of the Ashes,” said Gidman. 

Ali played poorly in the opening Test match of this year’s Ashes series. He scored only four runs in both innings and took three wickets in the match. English spinner Jack Leach replaces Ali for the ongoing series. He starts playing for England in the second Test of the Ashes series. The match, which starts today, takes place at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Lord’s is also the venue where England won the recent ICC Cricket World Cup trophy.

Moeen Ali made his international cricket debut in 2014 when he played for England in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh. There is no news yet on when Ali’s break from cricket will end but Gidman looks forward to his comeback in the future. 

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