Moeen Ali: An Amazing Cricketer With 2 Decades Of An Awesome Cricket Journey And More To Come

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Moeen Ali is an English cricketer who plays for England and previously played for the Test team for the Country as well. In domestic cricket, he represents Worcestershire and has played in multiple T20 tournaments as a part of Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Indian Premier League. Ali is an all-rounded player. He is a left-handed batsman and a leg-spinner too.

Ali made his debut for all the formats of the game in 2014. Furthermore, he played for England’s Test team until 2021. He was also part of the England team that lifted the Cricket World Cup in 2019.

Moeen Ali
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Full Name Moeen Ali
Nickname MO
Citizenship English
Religious Belief Islam
Date Of Birth 18 June 1987
Age 35 years
Birth Place Birmingham, England
Height 178 Cm
Family Members Father – Munir Ali
Mother – Not Known
Brother – Omar Ali And Kadeer Ali
Profession English Cricketer ( All Rounder )
Salary 1-5 Million
Networth 8 Million ( Approx )

Personal Life

Moeen Ali is a native of Birmingham. But, he originally belongs of both Pakistani and English descent. He popularly earned the nickname ‘the beard that’s feared’ while playing for Worcestershire. Ali’s father worked as a taxi driver and as a psychiatric nurse. He grew up in the same area as the cricketers Kabir Ali, who is his first cousin, Rawat Khan, and Naqash Tahir. His brothers Kadeer and Omar also are cricketers. Ali is also a very huge fan of the English football club Liverpool FC.

Domestic Career

Moeen Ali joined the Warwickshire squad at just 15. He hit his career’s first half-century a few days before his birthday.

Moeen Ali made his First-Class debut in May against Cambridge University. In the same year, he played against the Sri Lankan U19 team. Furthermore, he then joined the squad for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup of 2006, held in Sri Lanka. He made three half-centuries in that tournament and took seven wickets too.

The opportunity to play for his Country in the List A series came to the youngster in 2006.

Furthermore, after leaving Warwickshire, he joined Worcestershire. He made his debut in 2007 in a smashing ten-wicket win against Loughborough.

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By the end of the 2010 season, Worcheatershire earned the promotion to the first division of the Country Championship.

In the 2011 season, Ali became the acting captain for the Worcestershire squad. Although he fulfilled the duty of a captain for the U19 World Cup, this was a completely different responsibility for him.

After a commendable season in 2011, the Worcestershire director of cricket commented on Ali’s style of playing, saying that he is a “work in progress with a few tricks up his sleeve.”

Furthermore, fast forward to 2019, Moeen Ali made captain of the Worcestershire team, who just missed bringing the T20 trophy home, but lost to the Essex Eagles.

International Career

In 2014, Moeen Ali joined the English national squad for the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh.

 Ali made his One Day International debut against the West Indies right before the World T20 series. He took his first wicket for the format in that game too. Moeen Ali made a half-century in the third match. In all, Ali made a 109 runs and took three wickets in the span of 3 games. 

Moeen Ali then went to Sri Lanka to play the series alongside his other teammates. He played his Test debut a little while before that.

Furthermore, during the first Test against India, Ali named four wickets for himself and scored 14 runs on the pitch. 

For the third test against India, he took his first-ever five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Moreover, in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka for a seven-match series, Moeen smashed an amazing 119 from just 87 balls. However, his efforts were in vain as England lost that match.

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In 2017, Ali played in the first One-Day International against the West Indies and made a fast-fire 31 helping England win the game by 45 runs.

Furthermore, in the third Test match against the South African squad, Ali achieved the title of the fifth-fastest player(in terms of games played) to have taken 100 wickets and score 2000 runs. Moreover, he took his first-ever ten-wicket haul and became the first player in a long time to have scored a century and take ten wickets in the same Test match.

During August 2019, Ali played in the English squad in the Ashes series 2019. Following England’s defeat, Ali was dropped out of the team, after which he announced his “short break” from cricket.

Controversy

Moeen Ali wore “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” wristbands in relation to the Gaza conflict in 2014 in the Test series against India. The ICC code says that players should not “convey messages relating to political, religious or racial activities and causes.” According to the ECB, its stance made by Ali was “humanitarian, not political.” The ECB stated Ali had made no sort of offense. However, this decision was ruled out by the umpire of the match, David Boon.

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