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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 29 years 251 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 49 45 6 1027 128 26.33 1036 99.13 2 4 94 30 18 0
T20Is 22 19 5 202 72* 14.42 179 112.84 0 1 19 6 6 0
First-class 162 275 26 9625 250 38.65 17735 54.27 19 59 95 0
List A 153 144 8 3986 158 29.30 3962 100.60 9 18 433 89 47 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 49 48 2417 2029 43 3/32 3/32 47.18 5.03 56.2 0 0 0
T20Is 22 19 312 400 14 2/21 2/21 28.57 7.69 22.2 0 0 0
First-class 162 17882 10642 255 6/29 12/96 41.73 3.57 70.1 6 7 1
List A 153 124 4790 4276 98 3/28 3/28 43.63 5.35 48.8 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 India v England at Kolkata, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I India v England at Bangalore, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A India v England at Kolkata, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v England at Bangalore, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/30, 2 England v India Bangalore 1 Feb 2017 T20I # 594
1/20, 1* England v India Nagpur 29 Jan 2017 T20I # 593
2/21 England v India Kanpur 26 Jan 2017 T20I # 592
2, 0/41 England v India Kolkata 22 Jan 2017 ODI # 3824
0/33, 55 England v India Cuttack 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3821
28, 0/48 England v India Pune 15 Jan 2017 ODI # 3819
1, 1/46 England XI v India A Mumbai (BS) 12 Jan 2017 Other OD
0/42, 0 England XI v India A Mumbai (BS) 10 Jan 2017 LA
146, 1/190, 44 England v India Chennai 16 Dec 2016 Test # 2241
50, 2/174, 0 England v India Mumbai 8 Dec 2016 Test # 2239
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 26, 2017

Eoin Morgan congratulates Moeen Ali on removing Virat Kohli, India v England, 1st T20I, Kanpur, January 26, 2017

Eoin Morgan congratulates Moeen Ali on removing Virat Kohli

© AFP

Dec 20, 2016

Moeen Ali sweeps the ball, India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day, December 20, 2016

Moeen Ali sweeps the ball

© AFP

Dec 18, 2016

Moeen Ali deceived Parthiv Patel with drift and had him caught at cover, India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 3rd day, December 18, 2016

Moeen Ali deceived Parthiv Patel with drift and had him caught at cover

© Associated Press

Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Youth Test: India U19 v England U19 at Nagpur - Feb 21-24
England U19 375 & 211/6 (67 ov) India U19 388/9d
2nd unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Dambulla - Feb 24-27
Eng Lions 227/4 (61 ov)
WICB Pres XI v England at Basseterre
Feb 25, 2017 (09:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
WICB Pres XI v England at Basseterre
Feb 27, 2017 (09:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
1st unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Dambulla
Mar 2, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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