Major England Player retiring soon from ODI Cricket:
Moeen Ali, a key player for the England cricket team, has acknowledged that after this year’s 50-over World Cup, he may give up playing ODI cricket. To be more specific, the 2023 ODI World Cup which is set to be played in India in October-November, is expected to be Moeen’s last International ODI presence. With a key player prepared to rock the field one last time, England is set to defend their World Cup title.
The all-rounder is currently vice-captain of England in white-ball cricket but has suggested the possibility of quitting the sport in order to give other players, namely Liam Livingstone and Will Jacks, more opportunities before the 2025 Champions Trophy and the following World Cup in 2027.
Talking to talkSPORT he said: “I don’t set a lot of goals, but I want to play that World Cup, be a part of that World Cup, and hopefully win that World Cup and then we’ll see. I’m not saying I will retire or I’m not saying I won’t retire. Another seven or eight months at 35 is a lot. 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.”
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Moeen admitted that he would continue playing franchise cricket while he explained it being hard playing 50-over cricket with increasing age.
“I think it’s something that’s more logical and just makes more sense. If I’m playing well and playing all the franchise cricket – and playing for England – I don’t see why not. Fifty overs does get harder the older you get, it’s not easy to field and for sure it makes sense that I’ll do that.” he added.