The beard that’s feared is how Moeen’s passionately referred to for having the most distinct facial hair in the field. That, however, isn’t the sole reason for his fame.
He’s one of the finest English batting all-rounders. He’s made additional influential contributions to the cricket society by freely coaching the underprivileged as an Ambassador of StreetChance, as well as Orphans in Need. Let’s learn more.
Basic Information About the Player
Full Name: Moeen “Moe” Munir Ali
Age: 34-years-old (June 18th, 1987)
Bat Style: Left-hand
Teams: Presently, he’s an all-rounder for the England Cricket Team, Chennai Super Kings, and Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Before he was in Duronto Rajshahi, Warwickshire Second XI, Matabeleland Tuskers, Multan Sultans, England A, Moors Sports Club, Warwickshire, England Under-19s, Team Abu Dhabi, Worcestershire 2nd XI, Cape Town Blitz and Birmingham Phoenix (Men), and more.
Bowl Style: Right-arm off-break
Leagues and Ranks
Warwickshire signed him at the age of 15. In 2004, 2005, and 2009, he won the Warwickshire’s NBC Dennis Compton Awards.
In his 2005 First-Class debut for Warwickshire, he scored 57 in an innings.
To add, he was England’s Under-19’s Captain in the 2006 World Cup semi-finals.
In 2013, he won the Most Valuable Player award from PCA.
Moeen replaced injured Daryl Mitchell as captain for Worcestershire during the 2011 season.
In 2015, he was titled the Year’s Cricketer in Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack, and at the British Muslim Awards, was recommended for Best at Sport.
Moeen was also England’s captain for the third T20I match against Australia on September 8th, 2021. It meant he was the first cricketer of Asian descent to captain England in the T20s and any other format since Nasser Hussain’s 2003 reign.
- In T20Is, he ranks 1st for most consecutive ducks (3).
- In ODIs, he ranks 4th for the highest strike rate in an innings (344.44).
- In T20Is, he ranks 5th for highest partnership for the third wicket (135).
- In Test Matches, he ranks 9th for the highest strike rate in an innings (238.88).
Before England toured Sri Lanka, he tested positive for covid on January 4th, 2021, but recovered.
Moreover, during the fifth match of the IPL 2021, CSK’s Moeen was absent from playing XI in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore. It’s because he had a niggle, a body tightness/ soreness.
Last Matches Played
Below are his final three tournaments in their various categories:
1. The last ODI and List-A Matches were in Bristol, July 4th, 2021, between England and Sri Lanka. In both, England conquered the three-match series 2-0.
2. The last T20I Match was in Manchester, July 20th, 2021, between England and Pakistan. England triumphed by three wickets with two balls remaining.
3. The last T20 Match was in Southampton, July 30th, 2021, between Birmingham Phenix and Brave. Brave won by four wickets with three balls remaining.