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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 30 years 305 days

Major teams England, Duronto Rajshahi, England Lions, England Performance Programme, England Under-19s, Matabeleland Tuskers, Moors Sports Club, Royal Challengers Bangalore, 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 Insights on test 50 85 8 2495 155* 32.40 4761 52.40 5 12 311 21 27 0
ODIs Insights on odi 73 62 10 1449 128 27.86 1376 105.30 3 5 131 47 24 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 22 19 5 202 72* 14.42 179 112.84 0 1 19 6 6 0
First-class 179 304 27 10406 250 37.56 18969 54.85 19 65 105 0
List A 184 168 12 4596 158 29.46 4493 102.29 10 20 498 110 56 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 50 87 8936 5411 133 6/53 10/112 40.68 3.63 67.1 5 4 1
ODIs Insights on odi 73 70 3455 2914 60 3/32 3/32 48.56 5.06 57.5 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 22 19 312 400 14 2/21 2/21 28.57 7.69 22.2 0 0 0
First-class 179 20686 12208 295 6/29 12/96 41.38 3.54 70.1 9 9 2
List A 184 153 6224 5522 121 3/28 3/28 45.63 5.32 51.4 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 22-26, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 10, 2018 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 New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 22-26, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 10, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 0/59, 28 England v New Zealand Auckland 22 Mar 2018 Test # 2299 Insights on
3/67, 28 England v NZ XI Hamilton 16 Mar 2018 Other
1/99, 15 England v NZ XI Hamilton 14 Mar 2018 Other
1/39 England v New Zealand Christchurch 10 Mar 2018 ODI # 3992 Insights on
3, 0/52 England v New Zealand Dunedin 7 Mar 2018 ODI # 3989 Insights on
23, 3/36 England v New Zealand Wellington 3 Mar 2018 ODI # 3982 Insights on
2/33 England v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 28 Feb 2018 ODI # 3981 Insights on
28, 0/30 England v New Zealand Hamilton 25 Feb 2018 ODI # 3980 Insights on
6, 3/55 England v Australia Perth 28 Jan 2018 ODI # 3968 Insights on
33, 0/41 England v Australia Adelaide 26 Jan 2018 ODI # 3966 Insights on
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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Mar 28, 2018

Moeen Ali's place could come under pressure for the second Test, Christchurch, March 28, 2018

Moeen Ali's place could come under pressure for the second Test

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Mar 22, 2018

Moeen Ali is cleaned up, New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, 1st day, March 22, 2018

Moeen Ali is cleaned up

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Mar 10, 2018

Moeen Ali gets a high five or two, New Zealand v England, 5th ODI, Christchurch, March 10, 2018

Moeen Ali gets a high five or two

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

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