Tuesday, March 12th, 2019


moeen ali secured a top three position in the pca’s most valuable player rankings for england players this winter.

the worcestershire all-rounder highlighted his worth by accumulating 171.42 points after consistent performances across all formats.

the 31-year-old fulfilled a number of roles across the tours to sri lanka and west indies as he ended as england’s number one spinner in test match cricket.

moeen’s points tally from his 17 appearances was made up of:

– batting (38.67)

– bowling (116.75)

– fielding (6.00)

– wins (10.00).

his spin colleague and close friend adil rashid topped the mvp charts with 197.68 points – just under six more than ben stokes on 192.34.

joe root (170.93), jos buttler (154.79) and jonny bairstow (140.71) were next in line.

the efforts of moeen followed on from his being the fifth best england player in the mvp rankings for both the winter of 2017-2018 and the summer of 2018.

england have announced their player availability list for the first month of the domestic season and keaton jennings and mark wood will face worcestershire in the royal london one-day cup.

opening batsman jennings can play for lancashire in the april 17 clash with the rapids at emirates old trafford.

paceman wood will be part of the durham squad for another one-day cup match at New Road on april 24.

moeen ali, bairstow, sam billings, buttler sam curran, joe denly, stokes and david willey are all unavailable for the start of the season having signed to play in the indian premier league.

players selected for the icc men’s cricket world cup and the ireland and pakistan odis, have been told by the ecb that they are expected to return to the uk by april 25.