Moeen Ali named in Queen’s Honours list, awarded Order of the British Empire for services to cricket

Moeen Ali was part of England’s 2019 World Cup winning squad. He called time last year on his Test career after taking 195 wickets, the third most Test wickets by a spinner for England.

Moeen Ali at the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Moeen Ali was part of the England squad to win the 2019 World Cup
  • Moeen Ali called time for his test career last year
  • Moeen Ali continues to play limited-overs cricket

English all-rounder Moeen Ali has been recognized in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honors list and awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his achievements in the field of cricket.

“It means a lot to receive this honor. Cricket has given me so much in my life and I feel lucky and honored to be able to play and enjoy this amazing game around the world,” Moeen said in a statement.

“None of that would have been possible without the wonderful support of my family and I will be forever grateful to them. Hopefully I was able to inspire a few people along the way.”

Moeen, who made his debut in 2014, was part of England’s World Cup-winning team in 2019.

The 34-year-old announced his retirement from Test cricket last year after taking 195 wickets in 64 matches, the third most Test wickets by a spinner for England. He also scored 2,914 runs.

However, he continues to represent England in limited overs cricket. He has played 112 ODIs and 49 T20Is to date, racking up 2,514 runs and taking 120 wickets across the two formats.


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