Moeen Ali admits it will be ‘special’ for him to captain local side Birmingham Phoenix in Hundred 


& # 39; I grew up in this area & # 39 ;: Moeen Ali admits that it is & # 39; very special & # 39; for him will be to captain the local side of Birmingham Phoenix in inaugural Hundred

  • Moeen will be his local side captain Birmingham Phoenix in the first Hundred
  • The English all-rounder plays with fellow world cup winner Chris Woakes
  • He said it was & # 39; special & # 39; to lead the side of Edgbaston after growing up there

by Pa Sport Staff

England all-rounder Moeen Ali will be captain ] Birmingham Phoenix in the first season of The Hundred, the club has announced.

The 32-year-old, who started his career at Warwickshire, is one of the two World Cup-winning players in the men's team – the other is Chris Woakes – who will play in Edgbaston.

& # 39; Every time I come to Edgbaston, I have to go back to some great first memories of coming here at a very young age, & # 39; said Ali.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Moeen Ali will be captain of local side Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural season of the Hundred

& # 39; I grew up in this area and the very first male captain of Birmingham Phoenix is ​​in a new and inclusive competition that will reach communities and welcome them. very special for me. & # 39;

Ali has enjoyed domestic success in Twenty20 cricket, Captain Worcestershire to Vitality Blast Finals Day in each of the last two seasons and winning the tournament in 2018.

He added: & # 39; Worcestershire is where I have developed as a player and as a leader and captain of them in controversial games such as on Finals Day will shape the way I will lead the Birmingham Phoenix.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ali (C) raised the Twenty20 trophy on Edgbaston with his team Worcestershire Rapids in 2018

& # 39; It will also help that I also have my Rapids teammate Pat Brown, because he is one of the best young white-ball bowlers in the country and when you add players like Chris Woakes, we have a strong local flavor that can certainly bring the title home. & # 39;

Andrew McDonald becomes head coach of the men's team and supports Moeen & # 39; s leadership to & # 39; to inspire the next generation & # 39 ;.

The Australian said: & # 39; Moeen is a fantastic all-rounder and has the experience and temperament to lead the team.

& # 39; He's in Volved in the local community in Birmingham and I know how much of a popular figure he's in Worcestershire.

& # 39; I am sure his efforts on and off the field will help the next generation from our region and beyond to get involved in cricket. & # 39;



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Moeen Ali is targeting a summer Test return for England and wants to prove himself


Moeen Ali is aiming for a summer return for England and wants to prove himself after his self-imposed break

  • Moeen Ali has been on a self-imposed break from Test cricket since the Ashes
  • Last week the 32-year-old resisted the opportunity to participate in the Sri Lanka tour
  • But the spinner says he wants to go back to the test format this summer
  • Moeen Ali says he still has a strong desire has to prove himself as a test player after targeting a return to the English team this summer.

    The 32-year-old currently has a self-imposed break from the traditional format of international cricket that extends to the Ashes five months ago and last week resisted the opportunity to travel through Sri Lanka in March traveling to fulfill his obligations in the Pakistan Super League.

    But the man whose attack from 39 out of 11 Balls earned the man of the match award in the two-win run of Friday night over South Africa and addressed the decision maker of the Twenty20 series from today on Centurion, said: & # 39; Yes, I certainly intend to address this summer.

    Moeen Ali says he still has a strong desire to prove himself as a test player after his break

    & # 39; I want to give myself a little more time, enjoy some T20 competitions. A T20 World Cup is coming and I want to give myself as much experience as possible. I didn't play that much T20 international cricket.

    & # 39; I have goals that I still want to hit, especially in Test cricket. So I have a fair amount of T20 cricket in Pakistan and the IPL and then there's the 100-ball and stuff like that.

    & # 39; But Test cricket is still the best form of the game and the most difficult, and I want to be sure that when I come back, I'll be done. To prove to myself and other people that I am not a bad test player. & # 39;

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The 32-year-old got the man from the match against South Africa for scoring 39 out of 11 balls

    England used Twenty20s to rest their multi-format players on their way to one-day world champions last July.

    Now the trend has reversed, with the focus on drilling the best XI for a tilt to become the first country that unites both limited-crowns.

    & # 39; That is what we are looking for. There are players who have won the Ashes and have won the 50-over World Cup and this is our goal for sure, & said Moeen.

    & # 39; We were so close to India in 2016 and that still hurts us as a team. You look back and think we could have won it, but hopefully we'll win the next one. & # 39;



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    Mercurial Moeen Ali at his best as England level Twenty20 series with tense win over South Africa


    England smoothed a pulsating Twenty20 series while Tom Curran kept his nerves on for another last ball thriller to cover.

    The men from Eoin Morgan headed for Valentine's Day heartbreak when South Africa reduced their claim to three runs of the last two deliveries of a six-fest, but Curran claimed two wickets in two balls to win.

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<p class= England defeats South Africa with only two runs to level T20 series

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Tom Curran (left) kept his nerve in England's victory

    A call leg from a referee before the decision was taken by Dwaine Pretorius and England were according to beneficiaries of another border decision such as Adil Rashid, who caught the improvised Bjorn Fortuin scoop, was only just within the 30-yard field circle on short fine leg when Curran was about to release. A centimeter or the other way around and it would have been a no-ball.

    The fact that England remained calm in conditions and in an atmosphere that was as rough as these goats good for the Twenty29 World Cup in October, but they would not have had enough runs to play with, but for a by Ali inspired a latte attack in which they plundered 78 of the last 27 deliveries of their innings.

    Moeen was at best in only fifteen minutes to the fold, not looking back from the moment he launched his second ball, sent down by Andile Phehlukwayo, over the head of the long-off.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Moeen Alli made an impact with even less then five overs to give England a total of 204

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ben Stokes (right) was only half a century ago, because he and Ali had a crucial partnership

    England staggered 127 for five after 15.3 overs when trying to join Ben Stokes, but a succession of beats in Durban's night sky hurled them past the average score of 154 for first innings on this ground. England saw that one point short, but East London hero Lungi Ngidi was not spared this time: twice he flashed wrist for leg-side boundaries through the left hand, he was then screwed into the opening with extra coverage when he adjusted his line.

    Incredibly, he was on track to match the fastest 50 of Twenty20 internationals – the 12-ball effort repelled England's attack on this site by Indian Yuvraj Singh in 2007 – when he was a few feet shy was beating his fifth six.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ali was almost equal to the fastest T20 international half century , but was caught at 39

    His efforts seemed to inspire Stokes, who came to the same level as his previous best score of 38 for England in this format when a vast Bavuma had a long chance of a long-term chance made.

    But it didn't disturb Kingsmead, swarming with song and full of hope when Quinton de Kock delivered the record for the fastest T20 50 in South Africa that he had at AB de Villiers four times to 17.

    When the South African captain swung Wood & # 39; s first ball past the Stokes border, his eight raised the six in a 15-ball spell. But he died trying to repeat the dose later in the course.

    This time, Wood took some pace off the ball and the Kock failed to get the distance on a waist-high full-length throw that caused third referee Adrian Holdstock to confer for several repetitions before judging it was a fair delivery.

    Temba Bavuma has proven a perfect foil for the Kock at the top of the order of the host, with his preference for running opponents who came in between to get back from the crowd.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Kock Quinton (left) and Temba Bavuma (center) have South Africa a good batting base

    But Wood's golden arm took care of him with a bumper that was grabbed on the leg side by wicketkeeper Buttler.

    Jordan was then central after a catch in the deep to explain the dangerous David Miller by placing himself on a hat trick for the second time in 48 hours, jerking Jon-Jon Smuts and Andile Phehlukwayo.

    South Africa required 43 off 16 balls when Rassie van der Dussen South Africa sneaked 14-14 forward with six counts with two fast in a row on Wood.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Rassie van der Dussen brought South Africa within moving distance of victory

    And when Pretorius added a 15th, the comparison was up to nine out of four balls just for the late drama to take the series to a decision maker in Centurion on Sunday.

    Jason Roy hit the first of the English baker's devil in the opening from Fortune, chosen for veteran paceman Dale Steyn when coach Boucher from South Africa chose to play two front-line spinners.

    But, after the wretched form of Jos Buttler continued here, it was Jonny Bairstow who provided the innings with his early impulse during another 50 position between the pair – this came in just 4.1 overs.

    Benefiting from dropping on one by the slow left-poor Fortune in his succession, Bairstow launched into the kind of selfless innings that Morgan demands of his top-order players.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Jonny Bairstow had a selfless innings while he hit 35 off 17 balls

    Twice before the ball lofted in the stands, he was confused and tried to force the issue against Andile Phehlukwayo's collection of knives and off-tempo deliveries.

    Roy was sucked up by the left arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi to provide South Africa with a foothold and when Morgan and Denly died in consecutive spans, it was found that the predominance of England had been abandoned.

    Enter Moeen, who made sure it wasn't.



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    Joe Root left in a spin as Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali shun Sri Lanka


    Joe Root left in a spin for Sri Lanka tests as important duo of Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali shun the tour of England next month

    • Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali probably won't participating in England & # 39; s tour through Sri Lanka
    • Joe Root and the selectors face a problem because they are looking for more spin options
    • Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson emerged as a first candidate
    • Jos Buttler is likely to retain his place despite recent underwhelming displays

    The test side of England is desperately looking for spin options . So Adil Rashid who excludes himself from next month's Sri Lanka tour – both bowling in Johannesburg on Sunday and having suffered a right shoulder injury since last year – would have been a painful blow.

    Rashid was an important member of England's three-pronged spider attack when they won 3-0 18 months ago in Sri Lanka. But his insistence that he have to play red-ball cricket with Yorkshire before a Test comeback sends the selectors back to square.

    The good news is that Jack Leach, who left South Africa due to illness prior to the third test, must be fully fit for that two-test trip next month. And his Somerset team-mate Dom Bess is now an automatic choice after excelling in Port Elizabeth.

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<p> <noscript> <noscript> <img id= It seems almost certain that Moeen Ali will be his self continued-exile for Sri Lanka

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Adil Rashid bow excellent against South Africa but has excluded itself from Sri Lanka

    But England still wants a third spinner in the team, even though Sri Lanka is expected to offer better positions in Galle and Colombo than in 2018, when they were defeated in their own spinning game.

    Test Captain Joe Root and coach Chris Silverwood met Moeen Ali last week to discuss his availability, but it seems almost certain that he will continue his self-imposed test exile and fulfill his obligations in the Pakistani Super League.

    That leaves the closet virtually bare, with Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson emerging as a first candidate in the likely absence of Moeen and Rashid.

    Matt Parkinson was on the last two test trips in England, but the Lancashire leggie was bad in the warm-up matches in South Africa and could be left behind to focus on white-ball cricket

    It seems that England will go with Dawson or a dependence on Joe Root's off-spin.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Jack Leach must be fully suited for the tour next month, but England wants another spinner

    England & # 39; s other issues prior to appointing this week's team center on wicketkeeping and No. 3 position, with Jos Buttler and Joe Denly Expected to retain their places despite underwhelming appears in the 3-1 Test series win over South Africa.

    Buttler, arguably the most gifted cricket player in England, retains the belief of senior figures who think he is just too good to be thrown away in any format, while Denly is likely to get the two tests in March to show that he can improve on a stroke average of 30.

    Jonny Bairstow worked hard in South Africa with assistant trainer Graham Thorpe on his red-ball technique and is a strong candidate to replace Denly.

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    Their decision will affect Ben Foakes, player of the series in Sri Lanka last time, who as back -up travels to Buttler if Bairstow is completely omitted, but England want him to improve his blow to the short ball if he is considered a long-term member of the party.

    Jofra Archer & # 39; s injury increases England's need for senior fast bowlers, but Sportsmail understands that attention has been paid to taking Jimmy Anderson to Sri Lanka as a non-playing team member.

    Anderson recovered from a 6 mm crack in his ribs that ended his South Africa series during the second test, but he was now able to provide expertise to other seamen in the squad while enjoying excellent outdoor conditions for his prove their suitability for the summer series against the West Indies and Pakistan.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= All-rounder from Hampshire Liam Dawson is emerging as the most important candidate to replace them

    England will have to cut their backroom staff in their effort to become double world champions after an ICC rule change that limits official team staff in major tournaments to 23.

    Below the restrictions, is scheduled for the Twenty20 World Cup in October in Australia, a country can select up to 15 players and eight off-field employees. A team doctor can also be present at the cost of an individual country.

    For the march last summer for a first 50-over title, England sometimes had 16 support staff plus Dr. Mark Wotherspoon, bringing the overall lot number to 31.



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    Moeen Ali to return from Test exile after making himself available for England tour of Sri Lanka


    Moeen Ali was ready to return from exile after he made himself available for the tour of England through Sri Lanka

    • Moeen Ali insists that he & # 39 ; done & # 39; feels to return to the test side of England
    • Ali had withdrawn from the English team during the Ashes series 2019
    • The off -spinner says he has previously burned out & # 39; mentally & # 39; felt with a break

    Moeen Ali will end his self-imposed end Test exile and make yourself available for next month's tour through Sri Lanka.

    The Worcestershire off-spinner revealed Sunday that he is missing playing for England pending talks with coach Chris Silverwood and captain Joe Root this week.

    & # 39; Ultimately, it's about whether I feel like I'm ready to play again & # 39 ;, he said in an interview with Sky Sports.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Off-spinner Moeen Ali has revealed that he is & # 39; ready & # 39; feels for his England Test return

    I don't want people to feel that I choose and choose. I know I have to make sure that I am fresh and mentally ready to go out and perform. what a cricket player can do.

    I felt burned out. It was not a mental issue, I felt completely burned out of traveling, playing in such great games, the media.

    & # 39; I had to step back from cricket, especially international cricket, to get away from control and intensity. I love it, but it was too much for me. & # 39;

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ali is ready for conversations with head coach Chris Silverwood (right) and captain Joe Root this week



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    England all-rounder Moeen Ali felt like a scapegoat for Test defeats


    Moeen Ali suggested he was made a scapegoat when England wrestled at Test cricket.

    The 32-year-old has not played for his country since he fell after a bad form after the first Ashes test in August.

    In September, he lost his central ECB contract for Test Cricket, only got a contract with a white ball, and took a break from playing with the red ball.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Moeen Ali has not played before England since he was dropped after the first Ashes Test in August

    In a conversation with BBC Social Cricket, Moeen said: "When we lose, I often feel that I am one of the first guys who gets the blame for it.

    & # 39; I discovered, yes, there have been days when I have not played good games, but sometimes I feel that it is easy to point my finger at me. It really touched me and that was one of the reasons why I had to step back from Test cricket.

    I felt that I was completely empty. I think so, but for that too I have to become a stronger person. It is difficult, but it will be fine. & # 39;

    Moeen was a member of the World Cup winning 50-across from Eoin Morgan, but fell on his own soil during the tournament and did not play in the July final.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Moeen lost his central contract for Test cricket with only a white ball contract

    Subsequently, he lost his place on the test team a month later, despite being & # 39; the world's leading testwicket taker in the previous 12 months.

    The all-rounder from Worcestershire then took a short break from cricket before his break from red ball cricket was confirmed when he was not included in the New Zealand tour.

    Moeen has since played franchise cricket in South Africa and Abu Dhabi, but is back in England white-ball squadron for three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games in So uth Africa.

    He then plays in the Pakistan Super League, which coincides with the Chris Silverwood team that plays Sri Lanka in two tests in March.

    With first-choice spinner Jack Leach After being sent home after a series of health problems after the ongoing tour through South Africa, Moeen could have found himself in the test team for the red-ball games in Sri Lanka.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The 32-year-old was a member of Eoin Morgan's World Cup-winning 50-over side last year

    On a possible return, he said: & # 39; I'm not sure yet . I'm going to South Africa now for the one-day things and probably decide there and talk to a few people.

    & I will definitely return when I feel ready. England – the ECB – has been great in terms of support and they fully understand where I come from.

    & # 39; Playing in all forms of the game is currently not the easiest because we play so much cricket. There is no time frame. When I'm done, I'll definitely come back, but I know I have to fight for my place and earn my place again. & # 39;

    suggested that he was made a scapegoat when England struggled to test cricket

    The 32-year-old did not play for his country since he took the first Ashes test in August had fallen after a bad shape.

    In September, he lost his ECB central contract for Test cricket, only got a contract with a white ball, and took a break from the red ball game.

    In a conversation with BBC Social Cricket, Moeen said: & Often when we lose I feel that I am one of the first guys to be blamed for that.

    & # 39; I have discovered that there have been days when I have not played good games, but I sometimes feel that it is easy to finger at me. It really touched me and that was one of the reasons why I had to step back from Test cricket.

    I felt that I was completely empty. I think so, but for that too I have to become a stronger person. It is difficult, but it will be fine. & # 39;

    Moeen was a member of the World Cup winning 50-across from Eoin Morgan, but fell on his own soil during the tournament and did not play in the July final.

    He then lost his place on the test team a month later, despite being the world's leading testwicket taker for the past 12 months.

    The all-rounder from Worcestershire then took a short break from cricket before his break from red-ball cricket was confirmed when he was not included in the New Zealand tour.

    Moeen has since played franchise cricket in South Africa and Abu Dhabi, but is back in the White-Ball team of England for three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games in South Africa

    he plays in the Pakistan Super League, which coincides with the Chris Silverwood team that played Sri Lanka in two tests in March.

    With first choice spinner Jack Leach sent home from the current tour through South Africa after fighting a number of health problems, Moeen could have found himself in the test team for the red-ball games in Sri Lanka.

    On a possible return, he said: & # 39; I'm not sure yet. I'm going to South Africa now for the one-day things and probably decide there and talk to a few people.

    & I will definitely return when I feel ready. England – the ECB – has been great in terms of support and they fully understand where I come from.

    & # 39; Playing in all forms of the game is currently not the easiest because we play so much cricket. There is no time frame. When I'm done, I'll definitely come back, but I know I have to fight for my place and earn my place again. & # 39;



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    Moeen Ali hails England star Ben Stokes after Headingley heroics in Ashes third Test 


    & # 39; He is now the largest all-rounder this country has ever produced & # 39 ;: Ali greets the English star Ben Stokes after Headingley heroic deeds in Ashes third test

  • Moeen Ali considers Ben Stokes to be England's greatest all-rounder
  • The bowler believes Stokes is now higher than Andrew Flintoff and Ian Botham
  • Stokes did not score 135 until almost win the third Ashes test
  • Ali describes his colleague's dedication to self-improvement as & # 39; inexorable & # 39;
  • Botham considers Stokes & # 39; Life will never be the same after his Headingley heroic deeds
  • Moeen Ali believes that & # 39; legend in the making & # 39; Ben Stokes is England's greatest all-rounder ever.

    Moeen ranked his English colleague above the will of Sir Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff after Stokes' third test hero against Australia in Headingley.

    Stokes & Undefeated 135 drove the hosts to a remarkable one-wicket victory when England placed their highest test-run chase ever to deny Australia and level the ashes with two more games.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ben Stokes delivered one of the best battles in the history of the game

    & # 39; He is the best cricket player I have played alongside, and although it may be a huge shout – and admitted that he is a very good friend – I would claim that he is now the greatest is all-rounder this country has ever produced, & said Moeen to the Guardian.

    & # 39; To deliver an innings as he played in Headingley, just six weeks after he gave us the World Cup final and with the Ashes on the line, I say so.

    & I et that there are greats from the past such as Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff, but we are still looking at a legend in the making here.

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     <img id= Moeen Ali believes that Stokes will be remembered alongside Andrew Flintoff and Ian Botham

    & # 39; What we saw on Sunday was not a fluke. Seriously, you won't find a cricket player who is more committed to self-improvement. He trains at 100 km / h and is just not relentless.

    & # 39; As a batsman, he has become excellent at judging scenarios. He now has the all-round game and the technique to adapt.

    & # 39; Refusing to celebrate personal milestones also lists him.

    Botham has meanwhile described Stokes as a & # 39; world-checkout attraction & # 39; and says that the life of Durham's all-rounder will never be the same again.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= It says that you won't find a cricket player more committed to self-improvement & # 39; & # 39; than Stokes

    HOW COMPARISON

    Ben Stokes

    Career Batting Test average: 35.86

    Average career career test: 32.22

    Andrew Flintoff

    Average career career test: 31.77

    Average career bowling test: 32.78

    Ian Botham

    Career batting test average: 33.54

    Career-bowling test average: 28.40

    The 63-year-old former English captain told the Daily Telegraph: & # 39; He is the Special, and I intend to call him for the rest of his career.

    & # 39; He wants to be the best. He wants to be in the oven. He wants to be in the hottest place in the kitchen and he wants them all on. That is his character. & # 39;

    Botham produced a similar astonishing battle performance to famously help England defeat Australia in Headingley in 1981.

    After England was forced to succeed and was subsequently reduced to 135 for seven in their second innings, the all-rounder scored an unbeaten 149 to help his total side 356.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Botham says that his life changed from one day to the next after his innings in Headingley in 1981, and the 63-year-old believes that Stokes's life will never be the same after 135 did not score

    Australia set a target of 130 for the victory, but they were rejected for 111 because Bob Willis claimed eight figures for 43.

    Botham said: & It changed my life & # 39; at night. I think Ben's life will be the same. He won't have a private life. He has to get used to it, and so is his family.

    & # 39; He is public property, but it is a great place to stay for the long term.

    & # 39; him for life. He will reap the fruits that he earns richly, and he is now a world, cashier attraction. & # 39;



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    Ex-boxing champ Leon Spinks – who famously upset Muhammad Ali in 1978 – is hospitalized in Las Vegas


    Former boxing champion Leon Spinks – who upset Mohammed Ali in 1978 – is hospitalized in Las Vegas, while the 66-year-old family pleads for fans to pray that he will weather the storm & # 39 ;

      • Boxing legend, Olympic gold medalist and former US Marine Leon Spinks, 66, fights for his life in a Las Vegas hospital, his family revealed on social media
      • Spinks' exact diagnosis has not been revealed, but his wife asked for prayers

      • He has recently suffered from ill health. He was previously hospitalized in 2014 after chicken bones caused significant damage to his gut
      • A member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Spinks is best remembered for disrupting Muhammad Ali in 1978 to the heavyweight title
      • Ali won their rematch while Spinks only went 19-16-2 over the rest of his career
      • Spinks is a retired member of the US Marines and an Olympic gold medalist

      Boxing Legend, Olympic Gold Medalist and former US Navy Leon Spinks fights for his life in a hospital in Las Vegas .

      The precise condition of the 66-year-old has not been revealed, but his wife has prayed on social media.

      & # 39; Dear friends & # 39 ;, wrote Brenda Glur Spinks on Facebook. & # 39; I know it was a while ago. However, you know how I believe in the power of prayer. It was a difficult year for us. Leon has endured many medical problems. I stretch out to ask you to kindly pray for my beautiful husband Leon [so that] He can overcome the obstacles that have come across his path. & # 39;

      His son, Leon Spinks III, also called for prayers on Facebook.

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      & # 39; As you all know by now, I am a very private person and I NEVER seek attention or emotional support for the uncontrollable life that seems to throw me through social media, & # 39; wrote Spinks III, & # 39; but this is for the record My Papa is not doing so well now & his wife Brenda Glur Spinks and I ask you to pray that he has this storm (sic) again. my father is all I have left and I really appreciate it if you let God know that he is not alone in this fight. & # 39;

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ali (right) won their rematch and marked his last victory in the ring, while Spinks (left) only 19- 16-2 went over the rest of his career

      Spinks have suffered from poor health in recent years He was previously hospitalized in 2014 after chicken bones caused significant damage to his gut, according to TMZ . He then underwent various operations.

      As a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Spinks is best remembered because he upset Muhammad Ali in 1978 to win the heavyweight title.

      Ali won his rematch and marked his last victory in the ring, while Spinks only went 19-16-2 over the rest of his career.

      Before Spinks became heavyweight champion, Spinks served three years in the US Marines before winning gold as a light heavyweight at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal

      Spinks also adorned one of the most famous Sports Illustrated covers, showing off his gap-toothed smile in a 1978 edition.

      His younger brother, Michael, started his boxing career with a 31-0 record before he became famous through a knockout in the first round by Mike Tyson in 1988 and then immediately retired.

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    Barry McGuigan compares Anthony Joshua to Muhammad Ali after his win over Andy Ruiz


    & # 39; He was like Muhammad Ali & # 39 ;: Barry McGuigan compares Anthony Joshua to the boxing legend after setting up a master class to defeat Andy Ruiz and reclaim his four heavyweight titles

    • Anthony Joshua puts on a boxing masterclass to defeat Andy Ruiz in their rematch
    • Barry McGuigan compared AJ's performance with boxing legend Muhammad Ali
    • AJ avenge his TKO defeat in June with emphatic victory points in Saudi Arabia
    • McGuigan urges Joshua & # 39; s boxing performance on Saturday reminded him of Ali
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      Barry McGuigan has Anthony Joshua [vergeleken] to boxing legend Muhammad Ali After his impressive victory over Andy Ruiz on Saturday night.

      Joshua showed strength, speed and skill to compete in a masterclass against his Mexican-American opponent and claim his four heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia

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      McGuigan, who was a former featherweight world champion , was full of praise for Joshua before claiming that he & # 39; flawless & # 39; boxed in the Riyadh desert.

      & # 39; I think this could not have been better, & # 39; McGuigan told talkSPORT . "In retrospect, something great and we can see all the things we can speculate about.

      " But it comes down to it;

      & # 39; We saw him boxing a little in the [Joseph] Parker fight, but never moving that way.

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      "He was like Muhammad Ali moving so, moving around the ring.

      " His hands were not so low, but he was disciplined, he was tactically on point from start to finish.

      & # 39; He boxed flawlessly, beautifully, and he showed us another element. He has gone further and advanced as a hunter, as a human, Anthony Joshua. & # 39;

      After Joshua & # 39; s night of redemption, the sights have changed since 2020 and who is next on his agenda.

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      During an interview on YouTube channel iFL TV promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that Joshua & # 39; s next fight would take place in May.

      The likely opponents are either Kubrat Pulev – the mandatory challenger for the IBF title – or Olexsander Usyk who is the WBO challenger.

      Hearn said that Joshua could watch three fights against both opponents next year and possibly the winner of the Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder rematch.



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    NASSER HUSSAIN: Moeen Ali cannot expect to get straight back into the England Test side


    NASSER HUSSAIN: Moeen Ali cannot expect to return directly to the test side … England Snub has opened the door for his spider rivals

    • It's only good Moeen Ali is not to South Africa with the team of England
    • England cannot choose a test player who is not 100 percent sure about playing
    • Opportunities will now be given to Jack Leach and Matt Parkinson in his place
    • The same can be said for Jonny Bairstow who recently returned to England

    There is no way England should choose a player for a test tour that is not 100 percent sure he wants to be there, so only good Moeen Ali does not go to South Africa

    Test cricket is damn hard work and, if you are there not sure that you want to be in that environment, like Moeen, then England should not consider selecting him.

    Moeen has said that he just wants to continue playing white ball cricket right now, and he has ample right to it, because all you have in your career is that control to choose your own path.

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    What he cannot expect is to immediately walk back to the test team when he decides that his time is good for him because he has given others opportunities – in this case Jack Leach and Matt Parkinson – to do well in his place.

    England should not try to turn his arm to change his mind and I personally would not have chosen him for South Africa because his record away from home and their priority should try to improve that.

    Moeen is a wonderful cricket player and his count of 181 testwickets makes him the fourth most productive spinner in English test history.

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    And if you look at the balance of the English side, with Jimmy Anderson back, there is a danger of a long tail if they include him, Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer for the first test on Boxing Day in Centurion. Leach did well with the bat, but he is not number 8.

    It would have been easy to consider Moeen as the answer to their problems at eight o'clock, but what England should do is find a balance between short-term profit and the need to plan for the long-term, especially away from home.

    Is Parkinson now a better cricket player than Moeen? No, and neither does Leach, so England will be a bit weaker in that first test of this controversial tour due to the absence of Moeen. But England must think of the future as the present.

    Now at least one of the two will still have a chance to learn in overseas conditions, as it could be seam-friendly South Africa, it would be nonsense if England went on another test without a spinner , as they did in Hamilton against New Zealand.

    Leach has supplier that he is a great bowler on the rotating fields of Taunton and Sri Lanka last winter. What he has to do is learn to take wickets and gain control over unresponsive surfaces. What do you think about Daniel Vettori and Nathan Lyon? By gaining experience away from what suits them best.

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    Let's not forget why Moeen was omitted from the test team at all. He performed enormously with the bat and could not take wickets away from home. England should not have an open door policy now and think: & # 39; Crikey, we don't have a spin-bowler that can club at number 8. Let's bring this kid back immediately. & # 39;

    The same could be said for Jonny Bairstow because he returned to the squad after being left out in New Zealand without having done anything to restore his place. But I think his case is different.

    I could understand that Bairstow was taken out of the line of fire and given a little time to reset. In the case of Moeen it is mental, but for Bairstow it was technical because he was thrown into Test cricket too often.

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    He had good white-ball cricket habits, but bad for the test game because he was off the ball and he started working hard, especially in a training camp in South Africa ahead on selection.

    There are no guarantees that Bairstow will have cured the problem because he has not played a red ball cricket, but last time he made an excellent tour through South Africa, he is one of England's best batsmen in all sizes and an excellent back-up keeper.

    He will keep batsmen in the top and middle order and Jos Buttler with the gloves on their toes because he could fulfill every role in the top seven. But if he has to hit the top three, where the need of England is most acute, he must have changed that technique.



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