Moeen Ali to take a break from cricket after being ignored for second Ashes Test at Lord's

Moeen Ali had earlier stated that he was low on confidence after a dismal run with both bat and ball recently. After a poor outing in the first Ashes Test against Australia, Ali was dropped from the squad for the second game. He has opted for a break from cricket after his ouster.
Moeen Ali to take a break from cricket after being ignored for second Ashes Test at Lord'sMoeen Ali to take a break from cricket after being ignored for second Ashes Test at Lord's
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Moeen Ali is set to take a break from cricket after he was not picked in the Ashes squad for the second Test that will be held at Lord's. 

Ali has been in poor form with the bat, scoring 0, 9, 0 and 4 in his last four innings. He has scored seven single digit scores in his last nine Test matches. Earlier, the all-rounder had stated that he was low on confidence as far as his batting form was concerned.

He was unable to make an impact with the ball in the first Test at Edgbaston against Australia earlier this month as well, returning with figures of 1 for 42 and 2 for 130 in the two innings. England, thus, opted for Jack Leach, who has twenty wickets from five Tests, and also scored a crucial 92 against Ireland last month in a four-day Test match, for the second Test at Lord's.

Ali was expected to play in the T20 Blast, but Worcestershire coach Alex Gidman stated that the off-spinner was taking a break. 

"Mo is spending a little time away from the middle recharging his batteries and putting in some quality practice time which he feels he needs, and we completely respect," Gidman told the club's official website.

"He has had an intense schedule of international cricket involving the ICC World Cup and the start of the Ashes.

"Mo loves playing for Worcestershire and he gives a lift to everyone in the dressing room when he comes back and plays for us. We look forward to when he returns soon."

Ali featured in the World Cup 2019, which his team won. 

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