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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 28 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

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 13 21 1 587 108* 29.35 1306 44.94 1 3 85 4 10 0
ODIs 22 22 0 732 128 33.27 710 103.09 2 3 70 25 8 0
T20Is 7 7 0 57 36 8.14 55 103.63 0 0 8 1 1 0
First-class 134 230 19 8012 250 37.97 14866 53.89 14 51 86 0
List A 123 118 2 3582 158 30.87 3535 101.32 9 16 398 81 36 0
Twenty20 91 88 3 1935 90 22.76 1488 130.04 0 10 213 58 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 24 2283 1422 41 6/67 8/129 34.68 3.73 55.6 1 1 0
ODIs 22 21 1038 835 21 2/34 2/34 39.76 4.82 49.4 0 0 0
T20Is 7 5 48 72 1 1/31 1/31 72.00 9.00 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 134 13080 7662 191 6/29 12/96 40.11 3.51 68.4 5 5 1
List A 123 94 3267 2954 75 3/28 3/28 39.38 5.42 43.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 91 69 1166 1428 53 5/34 5/34 26.94 7.34 22.0 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-19, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v England at Adelaide, Mar 9, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-19, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v England at Adelaide, Mar 9, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at Worcester, Jun 26, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/138, 39, 2/78, 0 England v Australia Lord's 16 Jul 2015 Test # 2171
77, 2/71, 15, 3/59 England v Australia Cardiff 8 Jul 2015 Test # 2170
0/16, 0 Worcs v Northants Worcester 26 Jun 2015 T20
0/37, 54, 1/82, 21* Worcs v Middlesex Uxbridge 21 Jun 2015 FC
3/28, 65 Worcs v Derbyshire Worcester 19 Jun 2015 T20
1/22, 21 Worcs v Lancashire Manchester 18 Jun 2015 T20
45, 0/18, 7 Worcs v Warwickshire Worcester 14 Jun 2015 FC
26, 0/30 Worcs v Durham Chester-le-Street 12 Jun 2015 T20
1/30, 36 Worcs v Notts Worcester 7 Jun 2015 T20
90, 0/23 Worcs v Northants Northampton 5 Jun 2015 T20
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 19, 2015

Moeen Ali removed David Warner thanks to Alastair Cook's catch, England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 4th day, July 19, 2015

Moeen Ali removed David Warner thanks to Alastair Cook's catch

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Jul 18, 2015

Moeen Ali prepares to sweep, England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 3rd day, July 18, 2015

Moeen Ali prepares to sweep

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Jul 17, 2015

Joe Root chipped in with the ball, England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 2nd day, July 17, 2015

Joe Root chipped in with the ball

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

County Results
Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Sep 24-27, 2013
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 24-27, 2013
Kent won by 2 wickets
Notts v Somerset at Nottingham - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Sussex v Durham at Hove - Sep 24-27, 2013
Sussex won by 6 wickets
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