England all-rounder Moeen Ali is raring to go and get back to his good form in white ball cricket. The promising cricketer had a poor run in the Ashes series against Australia, where he averaged less than 20 with the bat and bowled more numerous spells, only to bag five wickets in the entire series.
Many pundits wanted him to get the boot but the England management backed the handy spinner while the results went against them. Australia thrashed the visitors by a margin of 4-0. The 30-year-old has scalped five wickets against New Zealand so far in the ODI series and played a vital role in England taking a 2-1 lead over the Kiwis.
Speaking on his forgettable tour down-under, Moeen said one needs to move on from the past. The left-hand batsman sounded optimistic with England set to play a lot of cricket in colored clothing this season. “You can’t afford to dwell on the Ashes,’ Moeen said. ‘Ashes or no Ashes, it’s Test cricket, and you try to give your best. That’s all you can do.
Moeen on his partnership with Rashid
Moeen and Adil Rashid have been productive while working together and the duo knows it. Moeen feels his job is not just to bag wickets but to bowl effective and create a drought for the opposition batters.‘You’ve just got to try and move on and look forward, because we play so much cricket. ‘I feel as though I can turn a game like that in terms of not just taking wickets but trying to bowl tight – and then the wickets will come. ‘We brought the game back into our hands [in Wellington]. We both knew we were the two guys who were going to win the game, but I didn’t feel pressure to take wickets or anything like that.’ he said.
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