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I will definitely go on Bangladesh tour - Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali in a press conference ahead of the fifth ODI against Pakistan.
Moeen Ali in a press conference ahead of the fifth ODI against Pakistan.
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England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said that he has no issues with being a part of the Bangladesh tour later this year if he makes it into the squad.

Ali has become the first England player to express his commitment to go on the tour of Bangladesh even as limited overs skipper Eoin Morgan admitted that he still needs time to make the call.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the players were briefed about the situation in Bangladesh by Reg Dickason, the board's head of security and a member of the three-member delegation which conducted a pre-tour inspection.

After the three-member delegation submitted their report to ECB, the board gave the tour a green light as it is satisfied by the level of security promised by Bangladesh.

Stating that he is looking forward to tour Bangladesh, Ali confirmed that he is happy with the current situation.

"If selected I'll definitely go, throughout the winter," Ali told the media on Sunday.

"I'm pretty happy with everything and really looking forward to it.

"I'll definitely go."

Recently, wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow said the players need to take individual decisions regarding the Bangladesh tour, based on their stance on the situation.

Ali asserted that the team will back any individual who decides to skip the tour based on his personal feeling and added that there was no pressure on anybody.

"As a team, we back each other's decisions.

"It's up to the individual. There's no pressure.

"It's up to the person and how he feels."

Acknowledging that he will need to adapt his bowling to suit the conditions in Bangladesh, Ali is eager to be a part of the tour and is confident of attaining success.

"I've been a few times (to Bangladesh), five or six times.

"The wickets are different there. The conditions are very different.

"I'm going to have to adapt with my bowling.

"Hopefully, when I get out there I'll adapt pretty quick.

"I'm very happy to go."

Ali is currently a part of the ongoing ODI series between England and Pakistan where the hosts have a historical opportunity to beat the visitors 5-0 if they win the final ODI at Sophia Gardens.

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