Moeen undecided on playing for Sri Lanka series

2020-01-17 at 15:30

Moeen Ali has claimed he is “refreshed and ready to go” after taking a break from international cricket, but says he has yet to make a decision on whether he will return to Test cricket for England’s tour of Sri Lanka in March.

Moeen, who asked for a break from Test cricket after being dropped following the first Ashes Test, has now admitted he was suffering from “burn-out” and felt he had become “one of the first guys to get the blame” when England lost.

While he says “no timeframe” has been put on a possible Test return, he has said that “when I’m ready, I’ll be back for sure”.

Moeen will join up with the England limited-overs squad in South Africa in the next couple of weeks, and he says he will “probably” come to a conclusion about the Sri Lanka tour after talks with the England management in South Africa.