Moeen Ali hopes new book will inspire others


England all-rounder Moeen Ali hopes his autobiography will serve as an inspiration to other people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The off-spinner, who took 18 wickets in England’s recent 3-0 series win in Sri Lanka, has written an autobiography called Moeen – which has been very well-received.

The book recounts the story of Moeen’s upbringing in the Sparkhill neighbourhood of Birmingham and how it provided the platform for his hugely successful cricket career.

The 31-year-old has played 55 Tests for England, taking 163 wickets and scoring five centuries, and he is also a mainstay of the limited overs team