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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 27 years 193 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 7 10 1 286 108* 31.77 754 37.93 1 0 41 1 4 0
ODIs 12 12 0 421 119 35.08 383 109.92 1 3 34 16 7 0
T20Is 7 7 0 57 36 8.14 55 103.63 0 0 8 1 1 0
First-class 124 211 18 7484 250 38.77 13874 53.94 14 46 79 0
List A 113 108 2 3271 158 30.85 3208 101.96 8 16 362 72 35 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 7 12 1054 618 22 6/67 8/129 28.09 3.51 47.9 1 1 0
ODIs 12 12 522 434 10 2/34 2/34 43.40 4.98 52.2 0 0 0
T20Is 7 5 48 72 1 1/31 1/31 72.00 9.00 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 124 11341 6586 169 6/29 12/96 38.97 3.48 67.1 5 5 1
List A 113 85 2751 2553 64 3/28 3/28 39.89 5.56 42.9 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 England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
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
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 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
Recent matches
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
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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Dec 16, 2014

Moeen Ali was bowled first ball, Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo, December 16, 2014

Moeen Ali was bowled first ball

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Dec 16, 2014

Moeen Ali enjoys his moment of fortune to remove Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo, December 16, 2014

Moeen Ali enjoys his moment of fortune to remove Kumar Sangakkara

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Dec 15, 2014

Hot work for Moeen Ali during training, Colombo, December 15, 2014

Hot work for Moeen Ali during training

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Tour Results
England v India at Cardiff - Sep 16, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Lord's - Sep 11, 2011
Match tied (D/L method)
England v India at The Oval - Sep 9, 2011
England won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Southampton - Sep 6, 2011
England won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
England v India at Chester-le-Street - Sep 3, 2011
No result
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