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England all-rounder Moeen Ali believes that the experience he has gained playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will help transform him into a better ODI player.
Moeen has been representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are already out of contention when it comes to making the IPL playoffs.
In the five games he has played, Moeen has scored 77 runs, which includes a high score of 65, at an average of 19.25. He has also taken three wickets at an average of 32.33.
Moeen praised the Royal Challengers’ coaching staff, including Gary Kirsten and Trent Woodhill, for helping him improve his batting.
“Yeah, Gary and Trent Woodhill. I have worked the most with them on my batting,” he was quoted as saying by Sportstarlive. “I am trying to hit the ball and be consistent in hitting boundaries. They have really opened my game and I feel going further for England, it will help me become a better ODI player and improve my game.”
Meanwhile, Moeen was left out of England’s Test squad for the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s, but he feels that he is in need of a break in order to regain his form.
“It was almost nice to have a break,” he said. “I wasn’t in great form coming here. It is just nice to go out and express myself. And for my own confidence and the team’s confidence in me. Hopefully, we can keep going and I can keep this form going.”