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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 27 years 320 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 9 13 1 352 108* 29.33 901 39.06 1 1 51 2 6 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 127 216 18 7616 250 38.46 14150 53.82 14 48 81 0
List A 123 118 2 3582 158 30.87 3535 101.32 9 16 398 81 36 0
Twenty20 85 82 3 1697 85 21.48 1353 125.42 0 8 179 48 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 16 1416 826 28 6/67 8/129 29.50 3.50 50.5 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 127 11769 6842 175 6/29 12/96 39.09 3.48 67.2 5 5 1
List A 123 94 3267 2954 75 3/28 3/28 39.38 5.42 43.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 85 63 1046 1279 48 5/34 5/34 26.64 7.33 21.7 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Bridgetown, May 1-3, 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 West Indies v England at Bridgetown, May 1-3, 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 England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
58, 1/56, 8, 1/54 England v West Indies Bridgetown 1 May 2015 Test # 2160
1/47, 0, 3/51 England v West Indies St George's 21 Apr 2015 Test # 2158
62, 0/33, 4, 0/15 Worcs v Yorkshire Worcester 12 Apr 2015 FC
1/44, 19 England v Bangladesh Adelaide 9 Mar 2015 ODI # 3630
15, 1/50 England v Sri Lanka Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
128, 2/47 England v Scotland Christchurch 23 Feb 2015 ODI # 3611
20 England v New Zealand Wellington 20 Feb 2015 ODI # 3607
0/60, 10 England v Australia Melbourne 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3600
4, 0/44 England v Pakistan Sydney 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
46 England v West Indies Sydney 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
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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May 2, 2015

Moeen Ali played on late in the day, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 2nd day, May 2, 2015

Moeen Ali played on late in the day

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May 1, 2015

Moeen Ali flows through the off side, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 1st day, May 1, 2015

Moeen Ali flows through the off side

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Apr 25, 2015

Moeen Ali finished off the innings with two lbws, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 5th day, April 25, 2015

Moeen Ali finished off the innings with two lbws

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

County Results
Somerset v Warwickshire at Lord's - Sep 18, 2010
Warwickshire won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Gloucs v Surrey at Bristol - Sep 13-16, 2010
Surrey won by 10 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Warwickshire won by 10 wickets
Lancashire v Notts at Manchester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Match drawn
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Sep 13-16, 2010
Leics won by 10 wickets
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 13-16, 2010
Worcs won by 4 wickets
Yorkshire v Kent at Leeds - Sep 13-16, 2010
Kent won by 4 wickets
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