On Tuesday, England’s finest all-rounder Moeen Ali indicated about his retirement from the 50 over format after the World Cup 2023, so he could give more time to T20s as well as help England find more exceptional players in the future.
Speaking to the media about the ODI format, he said, “I think it’s something that’s more logical and just makes more sense, 50 overs does get harder the older you got. 50 overs is not easy to field and for sure it makes sense that I’ll do that. I’m not 26. I’m at the back end and for me there’s more pleasure- obviously I want to play- but if someone’s doing really well and they’re ready and doing better than me then they deserve to be playing.”
He also mentioned his intention to play in the World Cup 2023, which is going to start in October in India. “I don’t set a lot of goals. But I want to play in that (2023) World Cup, be a part of that World Cup, and hopefully win that World Cup and then we’ll see,” he added.
Talking about England’s blaster batter Liam Livingstone and all-rounder Will Jacks, he said, “I’m not saying I will retire or I’m not saying I won’t retire. It could be a time where I’m thinking that’s me done now and I might look at (Liam) Livingstone and Jacksy (Will Jacks) and think you know what my time is up. I’d rather these guys get ready for the next World Cup. I haven’t decided but I have sort of an idea of what I want to try and do.”
England’s all-rounder has scored 2212 runs and taken 99 wickets in 129 ODIs. Following his T20 stats, he has scored 1067 runs and taken 42 wickets in 73 matches.