Published On: Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

Moeen Ali’s Pakistani Background Helping England


Moeen Ali of Worcestershire and England

DUBAI: England allrounder Moeen Ali revealed Tuesday that his Pakistani background helped him gain insights into his rivals plans to dislodge skipper Alastair Cook during his epic double hundred in the first Test.

The reason was that Ali, 28, understands the Urdu and Punjabi languages which Pakistan players normally use to communicate with each other during games.

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“He’s obviously their gun spinner and the guy they go to to win them games. He’s obviously a very good bowler but we just need to play him as we would anyone, just get on with it,” said Ali.

But he hoped England can counter the spin threat.

“Batting will be tougher here (in Dubai) than Abu Dhabi but we have some really good players of spin. I think Joe Root is probably the best player of spin the world, so we aren’t too phased, we are preparing well and full of confidence,” said Ali. (AFPP

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