Moeen Ali (born June 18, 1987) is an English all-rounder who bats left-handed and bowls right-arm off-spin. Having represented Warwickshire in English county cricket until 2006, he has played for Worcestershire since then. Moeen has played for England in all 3 formats of the game and was in the England squad that triumphed in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
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Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Moeen’s grandfather migrated from Mirpur in Azad Kashmir to England. Thus, the player is of Pakistani origin. Moeen can understand Punjabi and Urdu. With his family having a lot of cricketers, he was motivated to excel in the game from an early age.
Moeen made his debut in ODIs against the West Indies in February 2014. In his first match, he stroked 44 and grabbed a wicket. In the 3-match series, he knocked 109 runs and claimed 3 wickets. In his T20I debut versus the same team, he scored 3 runs. Moeen played in the 2014 T20I World Cup and cracked 49 in 4 games but didn’t take a wicket.
Moeen made his Test debut versus Sri Lanka later that year. He scored 48 and 4 in that match. In the next Test, he cracked his first century but could not prevent England from losing. Next, Moeen played against India grabbing four victims and clobbering 14 in the first Test. In the second game, he stroked 32 and 39 but, unfortunately, England still lost.
In the third Test, Moeen grabbed 6/67 in the second innings. He took 4/39 in the fourth game to help England achieve a lead of 2-1. Moeen scored just 14 in the final Test as England wrapped up the Test series 3-1. In the next ODI series, Moeen cracked a fast 67 in the fourth match but England was still defeated. He claimed 2/34 in the next game to help England win.
After that, England toured Sri Lanka and played a 7-match ODI series. In one match, Moeen clobbered 119 off 87 deliveries but England still couldn’t win. In the third game, he stroked 58 and took 2/36 to guide England to victory.
Moeen starred in England’s 2015 ODI World Cup group match versus Scotland, scoring 128 off 107 and grabbing 2 wickets to be awarded the Player of the Match and help his team win. However, he suffered an injury in the final group match played against Afghanistan. Moeen had an ordinary series during the Windies tour that took place after the World Cup. He, however, excelled in the first Test against New Zealand cracking 58 and 43 and claiming 4 scalps to help England achieve a 124-run triumph.
Later on, Ali played for England in the 2015 Ashes series. He made good contributions with both bat and ball during the series to help England win 3-2. In a single T20I match against the same team, Moeen took 1/3 and stroked 72 not out to receive the Player of the Match award. He achieved great results with the ball in the third and fourth ODI matches against Australia helping England win both games.
Moeen had a relatively poor performance during the Test and ODI series against Pakistan. However, he bowled well in the final ODI and claimed 3/53 to help England gain an 84-run victory. Moeen also played in 2 of the T20Is and claimed 1/30 and 1/22.
After that, in the first Test versus South Africa, Moeen grabbed 4/69 and 3/47 to help England score a 241-run win. His all-round performances assisted his nation to notch a 2-1 series victory. Moeen claimed 3/43 in the first ODI versus the same team to assist a 39-run England win decided by the DL method. Then, he cracked 21 not out in the second game to achieve a 5-wicket triumph. However, Moeen failed to shine in the next 3 ODIs and England lost all 3 games and, eventually, the series 2-3.
2017 and Beyond
Moeen next played in the ODI series versus the Windies and cracked 31 not out in the first match to aid a 45-run triumph. In the next game, he claimed 1/44 to assist a 4-wicket win. In the first Test versus South Africa, Moeen reached the milestone of 2,000 runs and 100 wickets in his 38th Test. He also grabbed his first 10-wicket haul in Test cricket.
Moeen scored a hat trick in the third Test of the series. He made 250 runs and snared 25 wickets setting the record as the only player ever to accomplish this feat in a 4-match Test series. Moeen played his last Test before the Covid-19 outbreak against Australia at Birmingham in August 2019.
Test Career Stats
As of July 2020, Moeen has played in 60 Tests, amassing 2,782 runs at an average of 28.97 with 5 hundreds and 15 fifties. His highest Test score is 155 not out. He has grabbed 181 wickets in Tests at an average of 36.59 and a strike rate of 60.6 with 5 five-fors and 1 10-wicket haul. His best figures in a Test innings are 6/53.
ODI Career Stats
Moeen has appeared in 102 ODIs, cracking 1,783 runs at an average of 25.84 and scoring rate of 104.08 with 3 hundreds and 5 fifties. His highest ODI score is 128. Moeen has claimed 85 scalps in ODIs at an average of 48.60, an economy rate of 5.25 and a strike rate of 55.54.
T20I Career Stats
Moeen has starred in 28 T20Is, clobbering 284 runs at an average of 15.77 and a scoring rate of 131.48 with 1 fifty. His highest T20I score is 72 not out. He has 16 victims in T20Is at an average of 36.75, an economy rate of 8.60 and a strike rate of 25.6.
IPL Career Stats
Moeen Ali played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 and 2019 IPL seasons. During those two years, he appeared in 16 games, knocking 297 runs at an average of 24.75 and a scoring rate of 165.92 with 3 fifties. His highest IPL innings score is 66. Moeen has also picked up 9 wickets at an average of 29.55, an economy rate of 6.96 and a strike rate of 25.44. His best bowling figures in a match are 2/18.