18 June 1987
Left hand Bat
Right Arm Off Break
Moeen Ali (Moeen Munir Ali) is a prominent English cricketer who held the position of vice-captain for the England national team in limited-overs cricket. Ali's versatile skills make him an all-rounder, with a left-handed batting style and off-spin bowling. Moeen Ali hails from Birmingham, England, and was born on the 18th of June, 1987.
His international Test cricket career for England spanned from 2014 to 2023, during which he achieved a significant milestone by becoming the 16th individual in history to amass 3,000 runs and claim 200 wickets in Test matches. In domestic cricket, he represents Warwickshire, having previously played for Worcestershire. Ali has showcased his talent in various Twenty20 leagues, featuring teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
Ali made his debut in all three formats of the game in 2014. he was an integral part of the England teams that clinched victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Ali declared that he would come out of retirement to bolster the England Test team on the 7th of June, 2023. This decision followed an injury to the first-choice spinner, Jack Leach, just before the commencement of the 2023 Ashes Series. However, it was a short-lived return to Test cricket, as Ali subsequently retired from the format at the conclusion of the Ashes series.
Ali was born in Sparkhill, Birmingham. He has a mixed heritage, with his grandfather moving to England from Mirpur, Kashmir, and his grandmother, Betty Cox, being English. Ali is familiar with both Urdu and Punjabi languages. He gained a nickname, "the beard that's feared," during his time with Worcestershire.
His father had jobs as a taxi driver and a psychiatric nurse. He grew up on the same street as other cricketers like Kabir Ali (his cousin), Naqash Tahir, and Rawait Khan. His brothers, Kadeer and Omar, also play cricket. Ali is a big fan of football and has supported Liverpool F.C. his whole life.
Moeen Ali Career
In his Test career to date, Moeen Ali has played 68 matches to date in his Test career and has scored 3,094 runs, with an average of 28. Moeen Ali has hit 375 fours and 34 sixes in his Test career. On Jul 2023, he played his recent Test match against Australia at The Kia Oval, London, England, scoring 34 runs off 47 balls.
In Moeen Ali's ODI career, he has played 133 matches to date in his ODI career and has scored 2,271 runs, with an average of 25. Moeen Ali has hit 196 fours and 77 sixes in his ODI career. One of his recent ODI matches took place in Oct 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India, where he contributed 11 runs off 17 balls.
Moeen Ali has played 78 matches to date in his T20 career and has scored 1,109 runs, with an average of 22. Moeen Ali has hit 84 fours and 60 sixes in his T20 career. In his most recent T20 match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England, which took place in Sep 2023, Moeen Ali contributed 1 run off 3 balls to his team's total.
Moeen Ali is currently ranked 98th in the ICC Test batting rankings with a total of 316 points. Moeen Ali is ranked 49th position in the ICC T20 batting rankings with a total of 490 points.