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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 30 years 41 days

Major teams England, Duronto Rajshahi, England Lions, England Performance Programme, England Under-19s, Matabeleland Tuskers, Moors Sports Club, Warwickshire, Worcestershire

Nickname Moe

Playing role Batting allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Moseley School

Relation Brother - Kadeer Ali, Brother - OM Ali, Cousin - Kabir Ali, Cousin - A Ali

Moeen Munir Ali
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 39 66 7 2066 155* 35.01 4027 51.30 5 10 256 16 22 0
ODIs Insights on odi 58 52 8 1194 128 27.13 1159 103.01 2 5 108 36 19 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 22 19 5 202 72* 14.42 179 112.84 0 1 19 6 6 0
First-class 167 284 26 9972 250 38.65 18213 54.75 19 63 100 0
List A 169 158 10 4341 158 29.33 4276 101.52 9 20 475 99 51 0
T20s Insights on t20 109 103 8 2139 90 22.51 1660 128.85 0 11 231 64 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 39 68 7020 4349 112 6/53 10/112 38.83 3.71 62.6 4 3 1
ODIs Insights on odi 58 56 2741 2325 47 3/32 3/32 49.46 5.08 58.3 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 22 19 312 400 14 2/21 2/21 28.57 7.69 22.2 0 0 0
First-class 167 18482 11019 272 6/29 12/96 40.51 3.57 67.9 8 8 2
List A 169 139 5510 4933 108 3/28 3/28 45.67 5.37 51.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 109 86 1502 1849 69 5/34 5/34 26.79 7.38 21.7 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jul 14-17, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Cardiff, Jun 14, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jul 14-17, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Worcestershire v Surrey at Worcester, Jun 17, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/21, 18, 4/78, 27 England v South Africa Nottingham 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2264 Insights on
87, 4/59, 7, 6/53 England v South Africa Lord's 6 Jul 2017 Test # 2262 Insights on
0/14, 58 Worcs v Durham Chester-le-Street 26 Jun 2017 FC
1/48, 37, 2/104, 63 Worcs v Kent Worcester 19 Jun 2017 FC
1/55, 36 Worcs v Surrey Worcester 17 Jun 2017 LA
11, 0/15 England v Pakistan Cardiff 14 Jun 2017 ODI # 3889 Insights on
0/24 England v Australia Birmingham 10 Jun 2017 ODI # 3885 Insights on
12 England v New Zealand Cardiff 6 Jun 2017 ODI # 3880 Insights on
0/40 England v Bangladesh The Oval 1 Jun 2017 ODI # 3875 Insights on
33, 1/59 England v South Africa Southampton 27 May 2017 ODI # 3873 Insights on
Profile

Moeen Ali was tipped for the top long before he won his Test debut at the start of 2014. But, after building a reputation as an elegant batsman, it was his off-spin bowling that earned him the call-up when England were left reeling from the surprise retirement of Graeme Swann. While many critics dismissed him as a "part-time" bowler, Moeen had a record to compare with the best in county cricket over recent seasons. He had also developed a doosra after working with his friend and sometimes Worcestershire teammate, Saeed Ajmal. But it was his batting that stood out during his early Test appearances. He made an outstanding, unbeaten century in his second Test, at Leeds, as England went within two balls of saving the series and while he did unveil the first doosra bowled by an England spinner in the same game, he struggled to offer his captain the requisite control in the field with his bowling in his first three Tests. That changed in training for the Lord's Test against India. Encouraged by teammate Ian Bell over the need to bowl quicker to survive in international cricket, Moeen benefited from a chance conversation from former Test off-spinner Kumar Dharmasena, an umpire in the series and an on-looker at an England training session, who provided technical advice as to how to achieve the extra pace without losing any flight. It was to prove a pivotal meeting. Moeen was tighter at Lord's, devastating in Southampton and excellent at Old Trafford as he finished the series with 19 wickets; the fourth highest haul any spinner had claimed against India in a Test series outside the subcontinent and the best since 1967 when Ray Illingworth bowled 30 more overs and claimed one more victim.

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Jul 16, 2017

Moeen Ali claimed the wicket of Temba Bavuma before the new ball was due, England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day, July 16, 2017

Moeen Ali claimed the wicket of Temba Bavuma before the new ball was due

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Jul 9, 2017

Moeen Ali waves to the crowd after claiming ten wickets at Lord's, England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, July 9, 2017

Moeen Ali waves to the crowd after claiming ten wickets at Lord's

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Jul 9, 2017

Moeen Ali leads England from the field after wrapping up victory in the first Test, England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, July 9, 2017

Moeen Ali leads England from the field after wrapping up victory in the first Test

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Tournament Results
LIONS v Syd Sixers at Johannesburg - Oct 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 10 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Titans at Centurion - Oct 26, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Daredevils v LIONS at Durban - Oct 25, 2012
LIONS won by 22 runs
Daredevils v Titans at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
No result (abandoned with a toss)
Auckland v Scorchers at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Scorchers won by 16 runs
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