This is the fourth day of the second test held in Chennai between India and Britain. The England team led with 7 points and 116 points, which was 365 points behind. That morning, when Moeen Ali went out to hit the ball, it had lost four wickets.
Just after the sixth goal he faced, Moeen walked off the court and raised Kuldeep Yadav by six goals. After three goals, he cut him into four. Next, he knocked down Axar Patel three consecutive 6s. Then, he was trapped in R. Ashwin, carved him for four points in the midfield, and then slammed him for six points in the midfield. Before he was tripped, four other people rushed off the court through extra screens.
Moen scored 18 goals and 43 goals with a strike rate of 238.88. With the ball, Moeen fired Virat Kohli twice, two of the eight wickets in the game of the all-around player who returned home after the second test.
Moeen couldn’t stop India from winning the test with 317 runs and balance series. But his pyrotechnic performance attracted the attention of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Sign him for 7 crore rupees At the IPL auction two days later. The price tag is more than four times the amount paid by Royal Challenger Bangalore (17 crore) for Moeen in 2018.
Now, even with all the runs and wickets, there is still a lingering feeling that England has been trying to get the best results from Moeen. He has been hovering between the roles of front spinner and opening batter, almost somewhere in between, and has never been allowed to adapt to a suitable role for a long time.
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At CSK, Moeen discovered this stability and immediately reveled in it. Due to the excellent depth of the ball, CSK placed Moeen in third place 11 times in the 2021 IPL, and returned 278 runs with a strike rate of 136.94. Moen played only three times in 4th place and once in 6th place. With the ball, Mohn selected 6 wickets in 15 games with an economic rate of 6.35.
‘A down-to-earth and humble team’
On November 15th, after becoming the first Englishman to win the Indian Super League title, Mohn said to his new team: “My first year, this is really great. The profile hasn’t changed much. I might I was eliminated a few games ago. I think this is such a down-to-earth and humble team and I am very happy to be a part of it.” The support and consistency that CSK showed to Moeen was excellent and benefited from it.
Moen is now continuing his IPL format in the ongoing ICC 2020 World Cup, where he set the game for England with the ball in Powerplay. Against the defending champion West Indies in Dubai, Moeen got the new ball and made four shots in 17 runs and two wickets.He played a similar role Playing against Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi, Numbers-all in the first six-3-0-18-2. And think that when an all-around England team visited India in March for the five-match T20I series, Moen didn’t get a game.
It seems that England finally stumbled upon a best way to make the best use of Moeen. Something that has been hidden from people’s sight. Perhaps thanks to CSK and Chennai for the hot and humid morning.