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Moeen Ali: More players will retire from some formats

England all-rounder Moeen Ali expects more players to retire from some formats because of the packed schedule. Test captain Ben Stokes quit one-day internationals in July, while he and England team-mate Jonny Bairstow have opted to miss The Hundred. "At the moment it's not sustainable," said Moeen, who retired from...
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Moeen Ali fears 50-over cricket could be lost due to ‘unsustainable’ schedule

England all-rounder Moeen Ali believes 50-over cricket could soon be consigned to the history books if the ‘unsustainable’ domestic and international calendar is not fixed.It was only three years ago Eoin Morgan captained England to an unforgettable World Cup triumph in the same format, with Moeen part of the squad and used in five matches of the home tournament.Next year will see England attempt to defend their crowd in India but this year they have only played nine one-day internationals and have no more scheduled for the rest of 2022 with Test cricket and T20s taking precedence.Moeen, who is captaining...
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Moeen Ali claims bragging rights after rapid half-century against South Africa

Moeen Ali was pleased to claim bragging rights in the England dressing room, setting a new record with his country’s fastest ever fifty in Twenty20 cricket.Moeen brought up his half-century in just 16 balls in the Vitality Series opener against South Africa, a 41-run home win, beating team-mate Liam Livingstone’s year-old record by a single delivery.The all-rounder smashed six sixes and two fours in his brief but thrilling knock, sharing a match-winning stand of 106 with Jonny Bairstow, who made a career-best 90.After losing both white-ball series against India and drawing the ODI leg against the Proteas, the most important...

Moeen Ali nonchalantly clears the fence as England rebuild

Once Hardik Pandya dismissed Jason Roy, things went pear shaped for England rather quickly. The hosts lost half their side after Yuzvendra Chahal got the all-important wicket of Ben Stokes. Chahal trapped Stokes plumb in front to send the southpaw packing. Liam Livingstone hit a a couple of beautiful shots down the ground and was just beginning to up the ante as Hardik returned into the attack to snuff him out. Mooen Ali is setting himself for that final flourish and has batted with great tempo in the last few overs.

Moeen Ali: Jos Buttler's England don't need to panic ahead of second ODI vs India

England and India will contest the second one-day international of the series from Lord's on Thursday, live on Sky Sports Cricket, with coverage beginning at 12.30pm and the first ball at 1pm. Buttler stepped up as white-ball skipper after Eoin Morgan's retirement last month, winning just one of his first...

‘No need to panic’: Moeen Ali offers support to new England captain Jos Buttler

Moeen Ali has urged England not to worry about making a losing start to Jos Buttler’s captaincy reign, insisting the team will peak at the right time.Buttler stepped up as white-ball skipper after Eoin Morgan’s retirement last month, winning just one of his first four matches against a strong India side.The tourists took the Twenty20 series 2-1 and then routed England by 10 wickets in the first one-day international, dismissing them for 110 before knocking off the runs without loss.They have the chance to put things right at Lord’s on Thursday, the three-year anniversary of their World Cup final win...