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England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

Role model Moeen setting high standard

Aug 13, 2014: His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress

Andrew McGlashan

India in England 2014

India flummoxed by Moeenalitharan

Aug 11, 2014: Not enough respect, or too much respect? India have got themselves in a right mess when it comes to facing Moeen Ali when keeping the game simple would have been the best method

Sidharth Monga

India in England 2014

Supporting cast a concern for England

Aug 11, 2014: England need to find better support acts for James Anderson and Stuart Broad to compete in 17 Tests over nine months next year

Andrew McGlashan

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Young England growing up fast

Aug 9, 2014: The turnaround in England's fortunes since defeat at Lord's has been remarkable and testament to the faith Alastair Cook has shown in several new players

Mark Nicholas at Old Trafford

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

England's ten men hand India innings defeat

Aug 9, 2014: A woeful batting display on the third afternoon, significantly worse than their opening-day effort, meant India subsided to 161 and handed England victory by an innings and 54 runs despite Stuart Broad being in hospital

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Moeen Ali's wristy business

Aug 7, 2014: He deserves acclaim for daring to wear those wristbands, but the ECB should have known better than to approve his actions

Rob Steen

India in England 2014

Bell's advice helped Moeen - Moores

Aug 1, 2014: Peter Moores has praised Ian Bell for his contribution to the improvement of Moeen Ali's offspin

George Dobell

India in England 2014

England get their mind right

Aug 1, 2014: There was no ticket-tape parade, no open-air bus ride, no ICC mace or MBEs for the victory at the Ageas Bowl but, in years to come, we may just look back on it as the first step in a journey that led to a resurgence in England cricket

George Dobell

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

England find their upward curve

Jul 31, 2014: There will doubtless be tough days ahead but England appear to have turned a corner. ESPNcricinfo assesses where the team is after levelling the series

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

Cook delighted with 'perfect' win

Jul 31, 2014: Alastair Cook paid tribute to the work rate of Moeen Ali after his six second-innings wickets handed England a thumping victory in the third Test

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Time for Moeen to be given respect

Jul 30, 2014: Moeen Ali has 11 wickets at 33 against India. He might not be comparable to Graeme Swann, but it is time he gained the respect he deserves

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

England eye win after perfect day

Jul 30, 2014: England continued to play the near-perfect Test and India were powerless to hinder them

The Report by George Binoy

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Moeen Ali banned from wearing 'Gaza' wristbands

Jul 29, 2014: England batsman Moeen Ali has been asked to remove wristbands bearing the slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" following a conversation with the ICC match referee, David Boon

George Dobell

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

ECB defends Moeen's 'Save Gaza' wristband

Jul 28, 2014: Moeen Ali's wearing of a wristband during the second Investec Test between England and India at the Ageas Bowl protesting about Israel's military action in Gaza has been defended by the ECB

George Dobell

India in England 2014

Five key head-to-heads

Jul 7, 2014: From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

Alan Gardner

Worcestershire v Glamorgan, New Road, 3rd day

Moeen class tightens Worcestershire hold

Jun 30, 2014: Moeen Ali treated Worcestershire fans to a glimpse of his international quality when making 80 from 87 balls on what is likely to be a fleeting return to New Road

Press Association

England news

England prescribe rest to jaded squad

Jun 26, 2014: England have decided that rest will be the best cure for the team that slipped to the first series defeat on home soil against Sri Lanka.

George Dobell

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Batting offers promise but captain concerns

Jun 25, 2014: A new-look England side came within one wicket of winning at Lord's and two balls of salvaging a drawn series at Headingley, but while there were promising signs there also remain significant worries

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The tale of two balls, one winner and a piece of history

Jun 24, 2014: With two balls remaining at Lord's, Nuwan Pradeep was saved by an inside edge (and the DRS). A little over a week later, with two balls remaining at Leeds, James Anderson fended a bouncer to decide the series

Mark Nicholas

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Moeen shines amid rubble

Jun 24, 2014: It should not obscure the failures that led to England's defeat but Moeen Ali showed his talent and his temperament with a wonderful maiden Test century

George Dobell at Headingley
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