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Ali's decision to retire from Test cricket leaves a hole in England team: Hussain
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Ali's decision to retire from Test cricket leaves a hole in England team: Hussain
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London, Sep 28 (TIWN) Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that all-rounder Moeen Alis decision to retire from Test cricket leaves a hole in England team. He added that he was not surprised at the timing of the announcement and reminded of sacrifices modern cricketers make for playing cricket in all three formats.

On Tuesday, Ali announced his retirement from Test cricket, ending a career of 64 Tests starting from his debut against Sri Lanka at Lord's in 2014. Ali scored 2914 runs at an average of 28.29, including five centuries and 14 half-centuries. He also scalped 195 wickets at an average of 36.66 with his off-spin.  "I am not surprised at the timing of this announcement. Moeen is 34 and we can't forget the sacrifices modern cricketers have to make to play all three formats. England players have to put their families first this winter, not just Mo, because they have had enough of bubble life over the last 18 months or so," wrote Hussain in his column for Daily Mail on Tuesday.

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