The all-rounder will captain the side in the first match of England’s T20 series in the land of his mother’s birth
Moeen Ali has been waiting for this tour. He has been dreaming about it since he felt he had earned his place in the England team. But he never imagined he would be captain when it finally happened. “It’s a great honour regardless of who it’s against,” Moeen says, “but to do it in Pakistan when the team are coming back here, that’s amazing for me personally, especially when I have family who migrated from here back in the day.”
His grandfather moved to England from Kashmir after the second world war and his mother was born here. He spent time playing here as a child and again, more recently, in the Pakistan Super League.
Written by Andy Bull in Karachi
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/sep/19/moeen-ali-england-cricket-pakistan-t20-world-cup under the title “Moeen Ali proud to lead England in Pakistan as T20 World Cup looms | Andy Bull”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.