Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 29 years 168 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 35 58 7 1687 155* 33.07 3332 50.63 4 8 219 14 19 0
ODIs 46 42 6 942 128 26.16 971 97.01 2 3 85 29 17 0
T20Is 19 17 4 199 72* 15.30 174 114.36 0 1 19 6 6 0
First-class 160 271 26 9385 250 38.30 17269 54.34 18 58 95 0
List A 149 140 8 3901 158 29.55 3895 100.15 9 17 424 88 46 0
Twenty20 106 101 7 2136 90 22.72 1655 129.06 0 11 231 64 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 35 62 6102 3774 95 6/67 8/129 39.72 3.71 64.2 2 2 0
ODIs 46 45 2296 1907 43 3/32 3/32 44.34 4.98 53.3 0 0 0
T20Is 19 16 240 329 11 2/22 2/22 29.90 8.22 21.8 0 0 0
First-class 160 17318 10278 252 6/29 12/96 40.78 3.56 68.7 6 7 1
List A 149 120 4609 4112 98 3/28 3/28 41.95 5.35 47.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 106 83 1430 1778 66 5/34 5/34 26.93 7.46 21.6 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Mohali, Nov 26-29, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Oct 12, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I England v Pakistan at Manchester, Sep 7, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class India v England at Mohali, Nov 26-29, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Oct 12, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Pakistan at Manchester, Sep 7, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
16, 0/33, 5, 0/13 England v India Mohali 26 Nov 2016 Test # 2238
3/98, 1, 1/9, 2 England v India Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016 Test # 2235
117, 2/85, 1/47 England v India Rajkot 9 Nov 2016 Test # 2232
5/57, 10, 1/60, 0 England v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Oct 2016 Test # 2227
68, 3/75, 14, 2/60 England v Bangladesh Chittagong 20 Oct 2016 Test # 2225
1/27, 15 England XI v BCB XI Chittagong 16 Oct 2016 Other
24, 0/22 England XI v BCB XI Chittagong 14 Oct 2016 Other
1/42, 1 England v Bangladesh Chittagong 12 Oct 2016 ODI # 3794
0/39, 4 England v Bangladesh Dhaka 9 Oct 2016 ODI # 3793
6, 0/62 England v Bangladesh Dhaka 7 Oct 2016 ODI # 3791
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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Nov 28, 2016

Moeen Ali took a sharp catch to send back Jayant Yadav, then slaps one, India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day, November 28, 2016

Moeen Ali took a sharp catch to send back Jayant Yadav

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Nov 28, 2016

Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali celebrate after dismissing Ravindra Jadeja, India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day, November 28, 2016

Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali celebrate after dismissing Ravindra Jadeja

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Nov 26, 2016

Moeen Ali tucks to the leg side, India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 1st day, November 26, 2016

Moeen Ali tucks to the leg side

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Series Results
England v India at Birmingham - Sep 7, 2014
England won by 3 runs
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