Name- Moeen Ali
Real Name- Moeen Munir Ali
Date of Birth- 18 June 1987
Age- 32 years(as in 2019)
Mother- Name Not Known
Father- Munir Ali
Brother- Omar Ali and Kadeer Ali
Marital Status/Marriage- Married
Wife- Firoza Hossain
Son- Abu Bakr Ali
Height- 5’10 approx.
Weight- 68kg approx.
Net Worth- US$8million approx.
Salary- Test Fee- $15k approx., ODI Fee- $6250 approx. and T20 fee- $3125 approx.
Moeen Ali Biography
Moeen Ali is an International England all round cricketer. He is primarily known as a left handed batsman and right arm off spinner. Born on 18 June 1987, he did his schooling from Moseley School in England. He came to limelight after he scored half-century for county’s Second XI. In fact, it was his bowling skills which earned him a place in England team after the retirement of spinner Graeme Swann. Since making his debut in the England team, Ali has not looked back and became a vital part of the team across every platform.
Facts About Moeen Ali
- He was signed by County club Warwickshire when he was only 15 years in age and initially rose to fame by hitting a half-century for County’s Second XI a few days before his 16th birthday.
- He got recognition after winning Warwickshire’s NBC Denis Compton Award in 2004 and 2005 consecutive years.
- In 2005, he made his first class debut for Warwickshire against Cambridge University.
- His first class highest score is 250 runs in partnership of 316 with Jack Shantry against Glamorgan.
- Not only he possess great batting skills but also he is one of the fine bowlers of England. In fact, he is one of those few bowlers who can deliver “Doosra” bowl. It was during 2011 season when Pakistani cricketer Saeed Ajmal was Worcestershire’s overseas player for a short time. While being at the club, he encouraged Moeen to learn the art of Doosra.
- He spent his full time learning and mastering the art of Doosra. And finally with his dedication, he started fiddling with Doosra and becomes the first England Player who can bowl a doosra.
- On 28 February 2014, he made his ODI debut for England against West Indies and scored 44 runs along with picking up 1/25 in his spell of 6 overs.
- After 3 months of his ODI debut, he made his test debut against West Indies at Mecca of Cricket- Lord’s.
- He is fondly known as ‘the beard that’s feared’ at New Road which his fans were recording quoting after his match winning knocks.
- In 2015, he was named one of the “Cricketers of the Year” at Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack.
- One of his best performances was during 2014 India-England series where England won the series by 3-1 due to Moeen’s brilliant bowling figures.
- Apart from cricket, he is actively involved in charity and is an Ambassador of Streetchance. StreetChance is a programme which provides weekly cricket coaching in the deprived areas of UK.
- In an interview, he said that after retiring from International cricket, he wants to start a chip shop named “Big Mo’s” and want to clean local mosque toilets.
Moeen Ali Family
He was born in Birmingham, England into a middle class Muslim family. He belongs to Mirpuri community of Pakistan descent. His grandfather migrated to England from Kashmir as his grandmother Betty Cox was of British origin. His father name is Munir Ali and mother name is not known. He has brothers and cousins named Omar Ali, Kabir Ali and Kadeer Ali who plays for first class cricket for Herefordshire, Lancashire and Gloucestershire respectively. The star cricketer shares close bond with his family and have made them proud by being one of the popular cricketers of England.
Moeen Ali Wife
He is married to a lady named Firoza Hossain. It was an arranged marriage fixed by his parents. The couple is happily married and are proud parents of 2 children, a son named Abu Bakr Ali and a daughter named Haadiya. There is not much information available about his personal life as he likes to keep his family away from the social domain.
Moeen Ali Career
He came into limelight after hitting a half century in Warwickshire Second XI at the age of 15 years. Following this, he made his first class debut in 2005 against Cambridge University and got the chance to play U19 world cup cricket for England in 2006. He was appointed as captain of the team and scored 3 half centuries and picked up 7 wickets.
In 2009, he moved to Worcestershire and scored his highest runs of 250 against Glamorgan playing for Worcestershire. Also in 2013 season, he scored 1375 runs including four 100s and eight 50s. Besides that, he was named as PCA Player of the Year.
Moeen Ali International Debut
With giving amazing performance in the domestic circuit, he got the chance to play International cricket after the retirement of Graeme Swann. Have a look at his debut:
- ODI- On 28 February 2014 against West Indies
- Test- On 12 June 2014 against Sri Lanka
- T20- On March 2014 against West Indies
Moeen Ali Shine to Glory
Over the time, he earned himself a place in every format of England team. His performance in 2014 India-England series grabbed everyone’s attention on him after he successfully gave amazing bowling figures making his team to win the series by 3-1. Later in subsequent series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand, he again impressed everyone with both of his batting and bowling skills and there is no looking back for him since then. In 2019, he was part of England’s team for Cricket World Cup that won the title.
Moeen Ali Records
Have a look at some of his records:
- Won Warwickshire’s NBC Denis Compton Award back to back in 2004 and 2005.
- In 2009, won Worcestershire’s NBC Denis Compton Award.
- In 2015, was named in “Cricketers of the Year” in Wisden Cricketer’s Alamanack.
- Have two 5 wickets haul to his name in test format.
Moeen Ali IPL
In 2018, he was bought by the team Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. Owing to his great performance in the league, he played in 2019 and 2020 as well for the team along with Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejrolia, etc.