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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 29 years 40 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 28 45 6 1165 155* 29.87 2344 49.70 2 5 162 7 14 0
ODIs 39 37 4 865 128 26.21 876 98.74 2 3 82 27 12 0
T20Is 18 16 3 186 72* 14.30 159 116.98 0 1 19 6 5 0
First-class 153 258 25 8863 250 38.03 16281 54.43 16 55 90 0
List A 141 134 6 3743 158 29.24 3724 100.51 9 16 411 85 41 0
Twenty20 105 100 6 2123 90 22.58 1640 129.45 0 11 231 64 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 48 4706 2951 73 6/67 8/129 40.42 3.76 64.4 2 1 0
ODIs 39 38 1918 1605 39 3/32 3/32 41.15 5.02 49.1 0 0 0
T20Is 18 15 222 305 11 2/22 2/22 27.72 8.24 20.1 0 0 0
First-class 153 15922 9455 230 6/29 12/96 41.10 3.56 69.2 6 6 1
List A 141 112 4171 3757 93 3/28 3/28 40.39 5.40 44.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 105 82 1412 1754 66 5/34 5/34 26.57 7.45 21.3 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 22-25, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 29, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I England v West Indies at Kolkata, Apr 3, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 22-25, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 29, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire at Worcester, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2*, 2/43, 3/88 England v Pakistan Manchester 22 Jul 2016 Test # 2208
0/46, 23, 2/49, 2 England v Pakistan Lord's 14 Jul 2016 Test # 2206
0/58, 2 England v Sri Lanka The Oval 29 Jun 2016 ODI # 3757
0/41 England v Sri Lanka Birmingham 24 Jun 2016 ODI # 3753
1/69, 7 England v Sri Lanka Nottingham 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3751
40, 2/44 Worcs v Notts Worcester 18 Jun 2016 T20
25, 0/38, 9, 0/4 England v Sri Lanka Lord's 9 Jun 2016 Test # 2205
9, 1/16 Worcs v Northants Northampton 3 Jun 2016 T20
155*, 0/0, 1/136 England v Sri Lanka Chester-le-Street 27 May 2016 Test # 2204
0, 1/2 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 19 May 2016 Test # 2203
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 25, 2016

Moeen Ali finished with three wickets, England v Pakistan, 2nd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day, July 25, 2016

Moeen Ali finished with three wickets

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Jul 25, 2016

Moeen Ali played his part during the afternoon session, England v Pakistan, 2nd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day, July 25, 2016

Moeen Ali played his part during the afternoon session

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Jul 24, 2016

Moeen Ali won his personal duel with Misbah-ul-Haq, England v Pakistan, 2nd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day, July 24, 2016

Moeen Ali won his personal duel with Misbah-ul-Haq

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 159/3 (54.4 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Essex at Lord's
Jul 28, 2016 (18:15 local | 17:15 GMT | 13:15 EDT | 12:15 CDT | 10:15 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove
Jul 28, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
Worcs v Pakistanis at Worcester
Jul 29-30, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Durham v Derbyshire at Chester-le-Street
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Essex v Glamorgan at Chelmsford
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Gloucs v Middlesex at Bristol
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Yorkshire at Northampton
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Leics at Nottingham
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Surrey v Kent at The Oval
Jul 29, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
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