Moeen Ali

  • Senior players have got to look at their game, says coach Moores 2 days ago

    London: Livid with England's performance so far in the ongoing Test series against India, coach Peter Moores feels the senior players need to raise their game by several notches for the side to make a comeback in the five-match series. England are trailing 0-1 in the series after losing by 95...
  • Match-winner Ishant needed convincing to go short 3 days ago

    London: Ishant Sharma's short-pitched barrage inspired India to victory at Lord's on Monday, but the tall right-arm seamer needed more than a little convincing from his captain to attempt the match-winning tactic. Sharma took career-best figures of 7 for 74 as India claimed a 95-run victory to go 1-0 up in...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx 3 days ago

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • We will bat to win, says England assistant coach Farbrace 4 days ago

    London: England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has said that his side will be turning up on day five with the intention to win this second Test against India at Lord's. At stumps on day four, the hosts were struggling at 105 for 4 in a chase of 319 runs for victory. "You've...
  • Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing: Ballance 6 days ago

    London: England's century-maker on day two of the second Test versus India here, Gary Ballance on Friday said that his side needs to make use of the remaining wickets on day three and try to take a lead in the first innings. Ballance scored 110 runs and added to his century...
  • 2nd Test: Gary Ballance hundred cuts India's lead to 76 on Day 2 6 days ago

    Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total of 295. Ballance scored 110 and added 98 in a fifth-wicket stand with Moeen...
  • England coach insists Cook will 'stay strong' July 15, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook will "stay strong" in the remainder of the home series with India, according to coach Peter Moores after the opening batsman's struggles continued in the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge. The latest in a run of a low scores came at Nottingham where the left-hander...
  • England, India search for positive spin after stalemate July 14, 2014

    England and India will take a fresh look at their spin options for the second Test at Lord's after tail-enders exposed the limitations of both pace attacks in the drawn first Test at Nottingham. England's four-man seam battery and part-time spinner Moeen Ali failed to break the resilience of India's lower-order...
  • 1st Test: India lead England by 128 runs on Day 4, draw likely July 13, 2014

    Joe Root and James Anderson's world-record partnership earned England an unlikely slender lead and then two late Indian wickets in the evening turned day four of the first Test in England's favour, leaving the hosts as the only team with a chance to win on the final day. Middle-order batsman Root...
  • Sri Lanka clinch maiden Test series win in England June 25, 2014

    Leeds: Shaminda Eranga ended Jimmy Anderson's stubborn resistance with the penultimate ball on Tuesday as Sri Lanka won the second Test at Headingley by 100 runs to clinch their first ever Test series win in England. Anderson faced 55 balls without scoring in a desperate last-wicket stand with Moeen Ali (108...
  • Live Score: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 4 June 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page). Day three round-up: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both made half-centuries on Sunday as Sri Lanka built a delicate lead of 106 runs over England after finishing day three of the second Test on 214 for 4. Jayawardene was unbeaten on...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene, Sangakkara lead SL fightback at Headingley June 23, 2014

    Leeds: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both made half-centuries on Sunday as Sri Lanka built a delicate lead of 106 runs over England after finishing day three of the second Test on 214 for 4. Jayawardene was unbeaten on 55, with Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on 24, in a 38-run...
  • England's Moeen Ali reveals Saeed Ajmal influence June 11, 2014

    Moeen Ali is hoping time spent with Worcestershire team-mate Saeed Ajmal will enable him to become the first Englishman to bowl a doosra in a Test match. The doosra or 'wrong one' has become a key weapon in the armoury of many modern off-spinners as it turns away rather than into...
  • England debutant Moeen may unveil doosra at Lord's June 10, 2014

    London: England newcomer Moeen Ali is preparing to unveil a surprise should he make his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday - his doosra. The Worcestershire allrounder is set to play in the opening game of the two-match series, with captain Alastair Cook likely to call on Moeen's...
  • England pick uncapped trio for first Sri Lanka Test June 5, 2014

    London: England named a trio of uncapped players on Thursday in their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's later this month. Selecting his first Test squad since returning to the job, coach Peter Moores picked 24-year-old batsman Sam Robson and all-rounders Chris Jordan and Moeen Ali for...
  • 3rd ODI: England defeat West Indies by 25 runs, clinch series 2-1 March 6, 2014

    Joe Root completed his first one-day international century to help guide England to a 25-run victory over West Indies on Wednesday in the deciding match of their three-game series in Antigua. Root made 107 off 122 balls to help the tourists compile an imposing total of 303 for six after opener...
  • England call up uncapped Ali, Parry and Gurney for T20s February 6, 2014

    London: England called up the uncapped Moeen Ali, Stephen Parry and Harry Gurney for this month's one-day tour of West Indies in the first squad to be named in the post-Kevin Pietersen era. Worcestershire allrounder Ali, a left-hand batsman and off-spin bowler, and Lancashire's Parry, a left-arm spinner, were also named...
  • Ajmal tips Worcester team-mate on doosra February 29, 2012

    London: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal, who tormented the England team in the recent Test series, is happy passing on the secrets of the doosra to Worcestershire team-mate Moeen Ali. Ajmal started coaching Ali last summer during a short stint as Worcestershire's overseas player. "Moeen had been playing with it (the doosra)...