COUNTY and England star Moeen Ali says he is desperate to resume his Test career when cricket resumes following the coronavirus crisis.

Speaking to the BBC's Doosra podcast, the 32 year-old Worcestershire all-rounder said he only has "two or three more years" left playing top level cricket, and is desperate to play as much as he can.

He said: "Since the whole pandemic thing I want to play as much as I can.

"Cricket at the highest level will probably finish for me in two or three years.

"I want to make the most of it and play as much as I can."

Moeen, who made his England debut in 2014, took a break from the game after being dropped during the Ashes series last summer.

His form with bat and ball had deteriorated rapidly after being the leading international wicket taker in 2018.

He fought his way back into the side for the white-ball leg of the tour of South Africa this winter.

He decided to take a break in order to refresh his mind and body, playing 186 games across all formats for England in five years all around the world.

He has taken 181 wickets in 60 Tests and in 2018 took more wickets (48 in 10 tests) than any other bowler in test cricket.

However, he made only two half-centuries in his last 20 innings for England, scoring only 90 runs in 2019, 60 of which came in one innings, against the West Indies in Antigua.

Speaking on the podcast, 60 test veteran Moeen talked about how he is coping with lockdown.

Moeen is also observing Ramadan during lockdown, and said: "When you're at home you can do a lot more spiritually and Islamically but time goes so slow and the days drag, so by the time you get to eat you're absolutely starving.

"When you're out and about, time goes quickly. But I do prefer fasting in lockdown even though it is a little bit harder. But, physically when you're playing and training, that also gets hard."