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Moeen Ali wants to lead Worcestershire again

Moeen Ali
Moeen led Worcestershire to their first home win of the summer

Stand-in skipper Moeen Ali says he would like to lead Worcestershire again, after a brief spell in charge of the New Road side.

The 24-year-old took over when club captain Daryl Mitchell was injured and led them to a home County Championship win against Nottinghamshire.

He told BBC Hereford and Worcester; "In the future I would love to do it again.

"But Mitch [Mitchell] is a very good captain in my opinion and he is back from injury now, thankfully."

He added: "I didn't really enjoy the team meetings and things like that. So I gave everyone else the opportunity to speak."

The 24-year old had led England Under-19s in the past, and admits he was a little nervous leading the Worcestershire team out for the first time.

"I wanted to do it, but I was not sure how I was going to do, and I felt in the last couple of games I did OK.

"I felt much more confident although I am still very inexperienced in the role.

"I spoke a lot to the bowlers, and to Vikram [Solanki] and Ben Scott, and it is hard as a young guy to captain experienced players.

"But they have respected me, and at the end of the day I gave the bowlers pretty much what they wanted."



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