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Moeen Ali      

Full name Moeen Munir Ali

Born June 18, 1987, Birmingham

Current age 28 years 240 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 23 38 4 949 108* 27.91 2004 47.35 1 5 140 5 13 0
ODIs 35 34 4 844 128 28.13 842 100.23 2 3 80 27 11 0
T20Is 10 10 1 129 72* 14.33 108 119.44 0 1 14 4 2 0
First-class 145 247 22 8374 250 37.21 15564 53.80 14 53 89 0
List A 137 131 6 3722 158 29.77 3690 100.86 9 16 409 85 40 0
Twenty20 95 92 4 2017 90 22.92 1550 130.12 0 11 221 61 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 39 4134 2545 64 6/67 8/129 39.76 3.69 64.5 2 1 0
ODIs 35 34 1708 1400 37 3/32 3/32 37.83 4.91 46.1 0 0 0
T20Is 10 8 102 127 4 1/3 1/3 31.75 7.47 25.5 0 0 0
First-class 145 15098 8888 220 6/29 12/96 40.40 3.53 68.6 6 6 1
List A 137 108 3961 3552 91 3/28 3/28 39.03 5.38 43.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 95 73 1244 1516 56 5/34 5/34 27.07 7.31 22.2 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 12, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 30, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Warwickshire at Cambridge, May 21-23, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham, May 14, 2006 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 12, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 22, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 30, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 0/39 England v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Feb 2016 ODI # 3737
3, 1/75 England v South Africa Centurion 9 Feb 2016 ODI # 3736
0/41, 21* England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 6 Feb 2016 ODI # 3734
19, 3/43 England v South Africa Bloemfontein 3 Feb 2016 ODI # 3732
28, 0/33 England XI v Sth Africa A Kimberley 30 Jan 2016 LA
2/104, 61, 0/60, 10* England v South Africa Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
1/50, 19 England v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
0*, 0/155, 10* England v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
0, 4/69, 16, 3/47 England v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
0/26, 6/77 England XI v Sth Africa A Pietermaritzburg 20 Dec 2015 FC
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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Feb 6, 2016

Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali sealed a 2-0 series lead for England, South Africa v England, 2nd ODI, Port Elizabeth, February 6, 2016

Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali sealed a 2-0 series lead for England

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Feb 3, 2016

Moeen Ali picked up important wickets, South Africa v England, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein, February 3, 2016

Moeen Ali picked up important wickets

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Jan 24, 2016

Moeen Ali boosted England with a positive half-century, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 3rd day, January 24, 2016

Moeen Ali boosted England with a positive half-century

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2004, 2005, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
5th ODI: South Africa v England at Cape Town
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
3rd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Johannesburg
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
Sth Africa A v England XI at Paarl
Feb 17, 2016 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST)
1st T20I: SA Women v Eng Women at Paarl
Feb 18, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
2nd T20I: SA Women v Eng Women at Cape Town
Feb 19, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
1st T20I: South Africa v England at Cape Town
Feb 19, 2016 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
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