Moeen Ali Retires From Test Cricket : England's All-Rounder Takes 195 Wickets, Scores 5 Centuries
England all-rounder Moeen Ali announced his retirement from test cricket to focus on his white-ball career, saying the format's "intensity can be too much sometimes".
The 34-year-old scored five centuries and took 195 wickets in 64 tests, including a top score of 155 not out and five five-wicket hauls.
But Moeen felt he needed to abandon Cricket's longest format to prolong his career and rekindle his love for the game.
Moeen began his test career batting at number six and offering part-time off-Spin, scoring a maiden test century against sri lanka at headingley in 2014.
But his role changed as his improved bowling led England's management to priorities his off-spin and move him around the batting line-up from opener to number nine.
Moeen finished with 2,914 test runs at an average of 28.29 but regretted not being more productive with the bat.