With the assistance of Mihir Bose, Moeen traces his journey from backyard cricket to the county game and his first-class debut as a teenager, through to his international debut at the relatively late age of 27 and the golden summer of 2017, when he was anointed Player of the Series against South Africa with thousands of England fans chanting his name. Hardback with dw.
Cricket is just one part of Moeen’s life. His upbringing in the tough Sparkhill neighbourhood of Birmingham and the awakening at 18 that led him to become a devout Muslim have given him a social conscience unusual for an elite athlete but have also attracted controversy. His comments about the behaviour of the Australians is telling.