Having put pressure on England selectors with a terrific performance for Worcestershire in the County Championship, Moeen Ali has said that he is willing to be patient in order to earn his place back into the Test side.
Moeen, who was dropped from the side after poor showing during the winter tours of Australia and New Zealand, didn't play but has been part of England's squad for the series so far. Not getting a game he turned up for his county and amassed a magnificent double hundred before following it up with a 6-fer, which should definitely help his case before the upcoming Test at Southampton.
"We'll see. We are winning and we've played quite well," Moeen told Sky Sports after scoring 219 against Yorkshire, "I know we lost the last game, but I feel like we've played quite well in the Test matches and, like I said, we're 2-1 up still. If I get the nod, it'd be great. If not, it's not a problem."
"There's been times where I could have been dropped and I've played. I don't take anything for granted. I'm just trying to stay in the present at the moment. I'm playing well and I just want to keep up the form with Worcester and, hopefully, with England one day as well. I'm just trying to do my best, put my name up there again and see what happens."
(Inputs from SportsKeeda)