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Category: Moeen Ali

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No one should have to tolerate the racism Jofra Archer has endured | Moeen Ali

I have seen some of the messages my good friend has received and they are absolutely horrendous – people need calling outEoin Morgan took me aside at a training session before the England ODI team’s first practice match a fortnight ago and asked me to …

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Moeen Ali named in England’s training squad for West Indies Test series

All-rounder back in contention for Test recallEight uncapped players part of enlarged 30-man squad Moeen Ali has moved closer to a Test return after being named in the 30-man England training group that will travel to the Ageas Bowl next Tuesday and be…

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Moeen Ali backs delaying launch of the Hundred until 2021

‘Too much to squeeze it in at end of season’ – all-rounderMoeen believes overseas players vital to Hundred’s successMoeen Ali has endorsed postponing the Hundred this year, reasoning that the England and Wales Cricket Board’s flagship competition is to…

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Ask Moeen: the England all-rounder answers Guardian readers’ questions

Moeen Ali shares his views on Test cricket, the club game and Vikram Solanki getting his foot lodged in a wallWhat do you think about the future of Test cricket? Do we need to shorten it or produce more sporting pitches? (Nasih Ul Wadud Alam, ) I don’t…

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Moeen Ali: I’d play Tests for England tomorrow if I got the call

Moeen ready to put past negativity behind him‘It’s a case of looking to start afresh when we get back’Moeen Ali has indicated he would be open to a Test return once cricket resumes after reflecting on his recent absence during the coronavirus lockdown….

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Moeen Ali named as Birmingham Phoenix captain for The Hundred

Moeen led Worcestershire to T20 success in 2018All-rounder wants to promote cricket as a unifying gameMoeen Ali has been named captain of the Birmingham Phoenix men’s team for the inaugural season of The Hundred. The England all-rounder grew up less th…

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Jos Buttler to keep opening spot for England for final T20 in South Africa

• Captain Eoin Morgan says Buttler retains his confidence• Morgan: ‘Jos is one of our greatest white-ball cricketers’Jos Buttler will retain his place as opener for Sunday’s final T20 against South Africa in Johannesburg despite his struggles with the …

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England want Moeen Ali back for Tests when he is ready, says Ashley Giles

• ‘There is no doubt … he’s shown his abilities in Tests and ODIs’• Giles wary of pressures packed schedule puts on playersAshley Giles has said there is “no doubt” England want Moeen Ali to make a Test comeback but is mindful that a packed internation…

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Moeen Ali: ‘I’m taking a break from Test cricket to prolong my career’

Having some time away has felt liberating so I don’t want to rush my return, but I’m eager to experience the buzz of playing for England againRepresenting England has always been a privilege and my decision to take a break from Test cricket at the end …

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England’s contract issue central to the international future for Moeen Ali

All-rounder is not on trip to South Africa with Test team and can plot career path on lucrative franchise circuitThe size of England’s tour party to South Africa betrays the uncertainties. A squad of 17 players is unusual given there are two warm-up ma…

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Joe Root hopes Moeen Ali will make England Test return in South Africa

• England captain will contact all-rounder in next couple of weeks• ‘When he’s on form he adds a different dimension to our group’Joe Root will contact Moeen Ali in the next fortnight to establish whether the all-rounder feels ready to make a return to…

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Magnificent Ben Stokes is England’s greatest ever all-rounder | Moeen Ali

My friend’s feats at Headingley and in the World Cup final at Lord’s have elevated him above legends like Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff. He is the best cricketer I have played alongsideIn the biggest summer in English cricket history Ben Stokes has st…

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Moeen Ali taking break from cricket after being dropped by England

Worcs say all-rounder will take short time off to recharge‘He has had an intense schedule of international cricket’The England all-rounder Moeen Ali is taking a short break from all forms of cricket after being omitted from the squad to face Australia …

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Moeen Ali can be an England stalwart again despite Nathan Lyon mauling | Vic Marks

The spinner has been dropped after struggling in the first Ashes Test, leaving England with more questions to answer at Lord’sNathan Lyon has not been as vociferous at the start of this Ashes series as he was before the last one in November 2017. There…

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England forced to consider how many, not whether, to make changes | Vic Marks

Chance to lift gloom after defeat in first Ashes Test is not helped by the lack of red-ball practice of possible replacementsWe all make mistakes but most of us manage to do so without attracting too much attention. However, this luxury is not given to…

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No-frills Nathan Lyon shows Moeen Ali how to take match by the throat | Geoff Lemon

Australia’s off-spinner made knocking off England in their second innings look a simple operation while his England counterpart will not be sorry to leave EdgbastonAgainst Australia in particular Moeen Ali has days like these. Days like the fourth of t…

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Chris Woakes says England need a plan to claim crucial Steve Smith wicket

• ’We’ll look at a few plans overnight,’ says Woakes• Smith’s form looking ominous for EnglandThis summer’s Ashes series is only three days old but already the same question that vexed England when they last met Australia in Test cricket has resurfaced…

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Diversity is one of our strengths and it helped us win the World Cup | Moeen Ali

In the England dressing room, it doesn’t matter where you come from or what you believe in; if you show courage, unity and respect you can achieve anythingThe moment we won the World Cup is one I will never forget and would do anything just to experien…

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England didn’t just beat Australia, we battered them – confidence is soaring | Moeen Ali

We made an important statement and have hit top form in time for the Cricket World Cup final against New ZealandAfter our semi-final at Edgbaston Eoin Morgan and Trevor Bayliss sat the lads down to celebrate beating Australia but also remind us not to …

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Moeen Ali driving sense of fun for England’s World Cup joy of sixes | Ali Martin

Moeen set to face Sri Lanka hoping none of England’s big-hitters better his ODI mark for a centuryMoeen Ali will win his 100th ODI cap in Friday’s World Cup group game against Sri Lanka, a deserved milestone for a player who made his debut in 2014 and …