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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 29 years 342 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 37 62 7 1927 155* 35.03 3798 50.73 5 9 240 16 19 0
ODIs 53 49 8 1138 128 27.75 1115 102.06 2 5 101 35 18 0
T20Is 22 19 5 202 72* 14.42 179 112.84 0 1 19 6 6 0
First-class 163 277 26 9675 250 38.54 17830 54.26 19 60 95 0
List A 163 154 10 4249 158 29.50 4209 100.95 9 20 463 96 50 0
Twenty20 109 103 8 2139 90 22.51 1660 128.85 0 11 231 64 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 37 64 6666 4138 98 6/67 8/129 42.22 3.72 68.0 2 2 0
ODIs 53 52 2603 2187 46 3/32 3/32 47.54 5.04 56.5 0 0 0
T20Is 22 19 312 400 14 2/21 2/21 28.57 7.69 22.2 0 0 0
First-class 163 17882 10642 255 6/29 12/96 41.73 3.57 70.1 6 7 1
List A 163 134 5312 4740 106 3/28 3/28 44.71 5.35 50.1 0 0 0
Twenty20 109 86 1502 1849 69 5/34 5/34 26.79 7.38 21.7 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 Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI England v South Africa at Leeds, May 24, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at Worcester, Apr 21-22, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v South Africa at Leeds, May 24, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
77*, 2/50 England v South Africa Leeds 24 May 2017 ODI # 3872
34, 1/43 Worcs v Durham Worcester 14 May 2017 LA
0/35, 7 Worcs v Warwickshire Worcester 12 May 2017 LA
1/75, 5 Worcs v Lancashire Manchester 10 May 2017 LA
90, 0/56 Worcs v Leics Leicester 30 Apr 2017 LA
2/49, 14 Worcs v Notts Worcester 27 Apr 2017 LA
50, 0 Worcs v Northants Worcester 21 Apr 2017 FC
0, 0/27 England v West Indies Bridgetown 9 Mar 2017 ODI # 3849
1/44, 3 England v West Indies North Sound 5 Mar 2017 ODI # 3848
31*, 0/37 England v West Indies North Sound 3 Mar 2017 ODI # 3845
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 24, 2017

Moeen Ali followed his runs with important wickets, England v South Africa, 1st ODI, Headingley, May 24, 2017

Moeen Ali followed his runs with important wickets

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May 24, 2017

Moeen Ali cracked a quickfire half-century, England v South Africa, 1st ODI, Headingley, May 24, 2017

Moeen Ali cracked a quickfire half-century

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May 4, 2017

England players pose for a photograph before their training session, Bristol, May 4, 2017

England players pose for a photograph before their training session

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne - Mar 29, 2015
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 101 balls remaining)
Australia v India at Sydney - Mar 26, 2015
Australia won by 95 runs
New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland - Mar 24, 2015
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (D/L method)
New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington - Mar 21, 2015
New Zealand won by 143 runs
Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide - Mar 20, 2015
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 97 balls remaining)
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