Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 29 years 102 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 30 49 7 1454 155* 34.61 2761 52.66 3 7 196 12 16 0
ODIs 43 39 6 931 128 28.21 953 97.69 2 3 85 29 14 0
T20Is 19 17 4 199 72* 15.30 174 114.36 0 1 19 6 6 0
First-class 155 262 26 9152 250 38.77 16698 54.80 17 57 92 0
List A 146 137 8 3890 158 30.15 3877 100.33 9 17 424 88 43 0
Twenty20 106 101 7 2136 90 22.72 1655 129.06 0 11 231 64 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 52 5088 3237 77 6/67 8/129 42.03 3.81 66.0 2 1 0
ODIs 43 42 2122 1764 42 3/32 3/32 42.00 4.98 50.5 0 0 0
T20Is 19 16 240 329 11 2/22 2/22 29.90 8.22 21.8 0 0 0
First-class 155 16304 9741 234 6/29 12/96 41.62 3.58 69.6 6 6 1
List A 146 117 4435 3969 97 3/28 3/28 40.91 5.36 45.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 106 83 1430 1778 66 5/34 5/34 26.93 7.46 21.6 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Leeds, Sep 1, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I England v Pakistan at Manchester, Sep 7, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v Pakistan at Leeds, Sep 1, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Pakistan at Manchester, Sep 7, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13*, 0/24 England v Pakistan Manchester 7 Sep 2016 T20I # 566
2/39, 45* England v Pakistan Leeds 1 Sep 2016 ODI # 3775
1/36 England v Pakistan Nottingham 30 Aug 2016 ODI # 3773
0/54, 21* England v Pakistan Lord's 27 Aug 2016 ODI # 3771
0/30 England v Pakistan Southampton 24 Aug 2016 ODI # 3770
81, 1/53 Worcs v Somerset Taunton 17 Aug 2016 LA
108, 2/128, 32, 0/30 England v Pakistan The Oval 11 Aug 2016 Test # 2216
63, 0/79, 86*, 2/49 England v Pakistan Birmingham 3 Aug 2016 Test # 2212
2*, 2/43, 3/88 England v Pakistan Manchester 22 Jul 2016 Test # 2208
0/46, 23, 2/49, 2 England v Pakistan Lord's 14 Jul 2016 Test # 2206
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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Sep 3, 2016

England had a kickabout before the rain swept in, Cardiff, September 3, 2016

England had a kickabout before the rain swept in

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Sep 1, 2016

Moeen Ali finished the chase with an unbeaten 45, England v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Headingley, September 1, 2016

Moeen Ali finished the chase with an unbeaten 45

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Sep 1, 2016

Jonny Bairstow notched a fifty on his home ground, England v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Headingley, September 1, 2016

Jonny Bairstow notched a fifty on his home ground

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2014
Australia won by 84 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 31, 2014
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Hobart - Jan 29, 2014
Australia won by 13 runs
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