All-rounder Moeen Ali will be playing for England in the upcoming PAK vs ENG series and shared how proud he was to be playing against Pakistan in the country where his roots are as he caught up with the press in the National Stadium over the weekend.
“Obviously, with my roots being from here and to lead England in such a big series, a historic series is a huge and proud moment. My mum and dad, my friends and my family and community and everybody who I feel I represent is happy for me,” he shared.
“Leading and playing for England anywhere and in any game is a huge honor,” he added.
He also shed light on how the current selection and the absent players had more to do with their injuries, and less to do with the performance. “It’s not through selection, it’s more through unfortunate injuries. We still have a very good side,” he said.
“Throughout the summer we’ve had bad injuries but it gives good opportunities for new players to come in and there were always going to be new players coming into the squad because the cycle has changed,” he added.
On an end note, the player shared his belief in his team, while also sharing his excitement for the upcoming games, as well as honoring the previous matches. “The team that we bring, I believe we are a very good white-ball team. White-ball players from England have been coming here for the Pakistan Super League,” he said.