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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 30 years 183 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 Insights on test 47 80 8 2404 155* 33.38 4595 52.31 5 12 300 20 26 0
ODIs Insights on odi 63 54 9 1344 128 29.86 1241 108.29 3 5 121 46 21 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 22 19 5 202 72* 14.42 179 112.84 0 1 19 6 6 0
First-class 176 299 27 10315 250 37.92 18803 54.85 19 65 104 0
List A 174 160 11 4491 158 30.14 4358 103.05 10 20 488 109 53 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 47 83 8394 5093 131 6/53 10/112 38.87 3.64 64.0 5 4 1
ODIs Insights on odi 63 60 2927 2501 49 3/32 3/32 51.04 5.12 59.7 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 176 20144 11890 293 6/29 12/96 40.58 3.54 68.7 9 9 2
List A 174 143 5696 5109 110 3/28 3/28 46.44 5.38 51.7 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 Australia v England at Perth, Dec 14-18, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Southampton, Sep 29, 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 Australia v England at Perth, Dec 14-18, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v West Indies at Southampton, Sep 29, 2017 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, 1/120, 11 England v Australia Perth 14 Dec 2017 Test # 2288 Insights on
24, 47 England XI v CA XI Perth 9 Dec 2017 Other
0/79, 25, 0/20, 2 England v Australia Adelaide 2 Dec 2017 Test # 2285 Insights on
38, 2/74, 40, 0/23 England v Australia Brisbane 23 Nov 2017 Test # 2282 Insights on
0/39, 5, 2/88 England v CA XI Townsville 15 Nov 2017 FC
- England v WA XI Perth 4 Nov 2017 Other
1/36 England v West Indies Southampton 29 Sep 2017 ODI # 3918 Insights on
0/70, 48* England v West Indies The Oval 27 Sep 2017 ODI # 3916 Insights on
102, 0/65 England v West Indies Bristol 24 Sep 2017 ODI # 3915 Insights on
- England v West Indies Nottingham 21 Sep 2017 ODI # 3913 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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Dec 16, 2017

Moeen Ali made the breakthrough, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day, December 16, 2017

Moeen Ali made the breakthrough

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Dec 10, 2017

Moeen Ali struck a quick 47 before the declaration, Cricket Australia XI v England XI, Tour match, Perth, 2nd day, December 10, 2017

Moeen Ali struck a quick 47 before the declaration

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Dec 9, 2017

England's innings was interrupted by a rain delay, Cricket Australia XI v England XI, Tour match, Perth, 1st day, December 9, 2017

England's innings was interrupted by a rain delay

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

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