Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Must Win Games Lie Ahead For Moeen And England Team-Mates

Must Win Games Lie Ahead For Moeen And England Team-Mates

Moeen Ali and England are approaching the "must win" stage if they are to progress to the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup.

Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen and his team-mates need to overcome Bangladesh in Adelaide tomorrow (Monday) and Afghanistan in Sydney on Friday.

They would then qualify for the last eight unless Bangladesh pulled off a shock result by overcoming New Zealand in Hamlton on Friday.

England have won only one of their four games to date against Scotland in which Moeen scored his second ODI century and been beaten by Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh will be no pushovers and have defeated England in two of their last three ODIs including during the 2011 World Cup.

There is speculation that Moeen could have a new opening partner in Alex Hales who played one game on loan for Worcestershire from Nottinghamshire last season.

Hales scored 15 and 63 in the LV = County Championship match with Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium before being recalled by Notts.

Meanwhile, Moeen has signed up with ieat foods to front their 2015 marketing campaign and has made his first advert with the company. 

Ieat is the UK's first ethical halal chilled ready brand and offers a range of British, Italian and Far East convenient dishes as well as pastries and pies.

Moeen said: “As a Muslim and as an athlete I care about what I eat. I need wholesome filling food that I can trust and will keep me going. ieat is easy to cook, tastes home-made and is great for the whole family."