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Moeen Ali retires from Test cricket

 Sports Desk

 Published: 03:47 PM, 27 September 2021  

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali

England all-rounder Moeen Ali on Monday has announced his retirement from Test cricket but will continue to play in limited-overs internationals

The 34-year-old scored 2,914 runs including five centuries and took 195 wickets in 64 Tests, including a top score of 155 not out and five five-wicket hauls.

"I want to play for as long as I can and I just want to enjoy my cricket," Moeen said.

"Test cricket is amazing. When you're having a good day it's better than any other format by far. It's more rewarding and you feel like you've really earned it.

"I've enjoyed Test cricket but that intensity can be too much sometimes. I feel like I've done enough of it and I'm happy with how I've done."

Moeen made his England debut in 2014, scoring a maiden Test century against Sri Lanka at Headingley that year. He made 35 runs and claimed two wickets in his final Test against India at the Oval earlier this month.

He won the 50-over World Cup in 2019 and is in England's preliminary squad for this year's T20 World Cup.