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Full name Moeen Munir Ali
Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham
Current age 27 years 183 days
Major teams England, Duronto Rajshahi, England Lions, England Performance Programme, England Under-19s, Matabeleland Tuskers, Moors Sports Club, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Moseley School
|Test debut||England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Essex v Worcestershire at Chelmsford, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/39, 0||England||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||16 Dec 2014||ODI # 3569|
|0/46, 34||England||v Sri Lanka||Pallekele||13 Dec 2014||ODI # 3567|
|0/50, 4||England||v Sri Lanka||Pallekele||10 Dec 2014||ODI # 3565|
|19, 1/44||England||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||7 Dec 2014||ODI # 3563|
|0/36, 58||England||v Sri Lanka||Hambantota||3 Dec 2014||ODI # 3561|
|2, 1/38||England||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||29 Nov 2014||ODI # 3557|
|1/66, 119||England||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||26 Nov 2014||ODI # 3554|
|3/29, 56||England XI||v Sri Lanka A||Colombo (SSC)||21 Nov 2014||LA|
|12, 3/108, 98||Worcs||v Essex||Chelmsford||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|54, 1/99, 51, 3/63||Worcs||v Surrey||Worcester||9 Sep 2014||FC|
Moeen Ali is a silky strokemaker and useful offspinner who moved from age-group prodigy to the man with the job of filling Graeme Hick's boots at Worcestershire. His talent gained wider recognition with a call-up for England one-day duty at the end of February 2014 and three months later he was selected for his first Test squad.
With quick wrists and a great eye, Moeen made a giant 1375 runs at 62.50 in the 2013 County Championship. It was a tally that proved too great for the England selectors to ignore. He began in the West Indies with 44, 10 and 55 before playing two of the three T20 matches on the tour and in the World T20 in Bangladesh, all without making any impression.
He steadily developed his offspin into a valuable asset for Worcestershire and was picked by England as spinning allrounder. Working with Pakistani Saeed Ajmal, who spent several stints at New Road, Moeen has developed a doosra. In 2012 he returned a more-than-useful 33 wickets at 29.00 and took 28 at 33.71 a later year.
He began at local rivals Warwickshire at the tender age of 15 and he was awarded the captaincy of the England Under-19 team for the 2006 World Cup after apparently growing up overnight. "I've never seen anyone change so fast," said his shocked coach Andy Pick - who instantly elevated him to the leader's role. Moeen took his team to the semi-final.
After leaving Warwickshire for Worcestershire in 2007, it took Moeen two years to establish himself in the first XI but he was a regular in the County Champiosnhip team in 2009, scoring 803 runs at 28.67 with two centuries. 2010 was a major breakthrough season. He made 1270 runs at 47.03 gaining wide recognition of his talent and the murmurings of higher honours began. But he failed to back that up in Division One in 2011, averaging 33.21, and in 2012 suffered like many in a wet summer as Worcestershire finished bottom of the top division. But his 2013 campaign put him firmly on the England agenda.
He has previously proved an explosive batsman; blasting a century in 56 balls against Sri Lanka Under-19s in a Test in 2005, and once smashed 195 not out in a Twenty20 match for his under-15 club side Moseley Ashfield. He represented England at U-15 and U-16 level, and won the Denis Compton medal two years in succession.
He has a good pedigree to boot - his brother, Kadeer, played for Gloucestershire and Leicestershire and their cousin, Kabir was once a team-mate of Moeen's at Worcestershire before moving to Hampshire and then Lancashire.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009