Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Moeen Swaps Bat And Ball For Tv Summariser Role

Moeen Swaps Bat And Ball For Tv Summariser Role

Moeen Ali swapped his bat and ball for the TV studio to act as a summariser for Sky Sports on the Indian Premier League.

But, as he approaches his 30th birthday, the Worcestershire all-rounder says it's too early to decide if he wants to pursue that route for a career when he hangs up his spikes.

Moeen gave his expert opinion on two of the IPL matches – including the opener featuring champions Sunrisers Hyderabad who are coached by former Worcestershire player and Director Of Cricket Tom Moody.

He said: "I managed to get myself a gig for a couple of games (with Sky Sports) and it was very good.

"It's the first time I've actually done something like that and it was very enjoyable. It was good fun.

"Will I get into it when my career is over? Maybe. It's early days. We will see how it goes. We will see if I enjoy it – but I did really enjoy the first experience of it."

Moeen has no concrete plans as to what the future may hold after cricket.

He said: "I've never done that. I take it a day at a time and if something comes up, it comes up.

"I'm hoping to play for a while still yet."

Moeen has returned to training after his break from cricket following England's tour of the West Indies last month and a demanding winter schedule.

He will make his first appearance of the season for Worcestershire in the home Specsavers County Championship clash with Northamptonshire from April 21.