WORCESTERSHIRE's Moeen Ali looks set to come out of test cricket retirement this winter after confirming his hunger for the format has returned.

Moeen called time on his test career in September last year after 64 tests, in which he took 195 wickets and scored five centuries but confirmed he was "un-retired" to BBC Test Match Special on Saturday.

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Moeen went on to say on radio that he and new England head coach Brendon McCullum had spoken about the tour to Pakistan later this year. 

"I spoke to McCullum on Sunday morning, and we did discuss Pakistan this winter," he said.

"He is a very difficult person to say no to. I find that very, very hard. He is very convincing and to be honest I would love to play under him and Ben Stokes. They are both very aggressive and I think I would suit their cricket a bit more.

"I have played Pakistan Super League out there a few years ago but it's not the same. To travel with an England side there having family background from that part of the world will be amazing. 

"It would be a historic event because of England not touring there for so many years.

"I know the support and love you can get out there, they love cricket. It's really something that's very appealing for sure."

"The door is always open, and yeah, I suppose I am officially unretired."