England all-rounder Moeen Ali has hinted he might name time on his one-day worldwide profession after the crew’s World Cup title defence later this 12 months.
Moeen is already retired from Test cricket and, whereas the 50-over World Cup in India this autumn is a transparent precedence, the 35-year-old has floated the thought of subsequently stepping away from the format.
With the likes of Liam Livingstone and Will Jacks providing related skill-sets as big-hitting batters who additionally bowl spin, the sector is already a busy one.
“I don’t set a lot of goals, but I want to play that World Cup, be a part of that World Cup and hopefully win that World Cup and then we’ll see,” he advised talkSPORT 2 forward of Tuesday’s series-ending T20 in Bangladesh.
“I’m not saying I will retire or I’m not saying I won’t retire. Another seven or eight months at 35 is a lot. It could be a time where I’m thinking that’s me done now and I might look at Livingstone and Jacksy and think ‘you know what, my time is up, I’d rather these guys get ready for the next World Cup.
“I haven’t decided but I have sort of an idea of what I want to try and do. It genuinely makes me really happy when I see players coming in – whatever’s best for us and the side and going to make us champions, that’s more important and that’s the bigger picture really.”
Expanding on the attraction of constant as T20 specialist, Moeen added: “I think it’s something that’s more logical and just makes more sense. If I’m playing well and playing all the franchise cricket – and playing for England – I don’t see why not.
“Fifty overs does get harder the older you get, it’s not easy to field and for sure it makes sense that I’ll do that.”
Moeen first represented England in 2014, successful over 250 caps throughout all codecs.