Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 27 years 227 days

Major teams England, Duronto Rajshahi, England Lions, England Performance Programme, England Under-19s, Matabeleland Tuskers, Moors Sports Club, Warwickshire, Worcestershire

Nickname Moe

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 7 10 1 286 108* 31.77 754 37.93 1 0 41 1 4 0
ODIs 16 16 0 514 119 32.12 498 103.21 1 3 41 20 8 0
T20Is 7 7 0 57 36 8.14 55 103.63 0 0 8 1 1 0
First-class 124 211 18 7484 250 38.77 13874 53.94 14 46 79 0
List A 117 112 2 3364 158 30.58 3323 101.23 8 16 369 76 36 0
Twenty20 85 82 3 1697 85 21.48 1353 125.42 0 8 179 48 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 12 1054 618 22 6/67 8/129 28.09 3.51 47.9 1 1 0
ODIs 16 16 750 595 16 2/34 2/34 37.18 4.76 46.8 0 0 0
T20Is 7 5 48 72 1 1/31 1/31 72.00 9.00 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 124 11341 6586 169 6/29 12/96 38.97 3.48 67.1 5 5 1
List A 117 89 2979 2714 70 3/28 3/28 38.77 5.46 42.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 85 63 1046 1279 48 5/34 5/34 26.64 7.33 21.7 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Worcestershire at Chelmsford, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/35, 17 England v India Perth 30 Jan 2015 ODI # 3595
46, 2/50 England v Australia Hobart 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3589
1/31, 8 England v India Brisbane 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3586
22, 1/45 England v Australia Sydney 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3578
71, 1/60 England XI v PM's XI Canberra 14 Jan 2015 Other OD
50, 2/14 England XI v Act Inv XI Canberra 12 Jan 2015 Other OD
2/39, 0 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 16 Dec 2014 ODI # 3569
0/46, 34 England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 13 Dec 2014 ODI # 3567
0/50, 4 England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 10 Dec 2014 ODI # 3565
19, 1/44 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 7 Dec 2014 ODI # 3563
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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Jan 30, 2015

Moeen Ali struck twice in quick succession, England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-series, Perth, January 30, 2015

Moeen Ali struck twice in quick succession

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Jan 23, 2015

Moeen Ali pulled Pat Cummins for three consecutive sixes, Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Hobart, January 23, 2015

Moeen Ali pulled Pat Cummins for three consecutive sixes

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Jan 20, 2015

Moeen Ali took a wicket in his first over, England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-series, Brisbane, January 20, 2015

Moeen Ali took a wicket in his first over

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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