ICC Champions Trophy has got underway at The Oval on 1 June with the first league stage game being played between the hosts England and Bangladesh.
However, just few days before the Champions Trophy the Ramadan month of Muslim calender has commenced. It is a religiously significant month in Muslim calender where Muslims fast from dawn to sunset as a religious practice. The month is set to end after the tournament.
England all rounder Moeen Ali is all set to continuing playing despite of Ramadan past. The 29 year-old all rounder from Worcester is a devout Muslim and is very strict when it comes to religious practices.
We have Hashim Amla give top priority to religious practices and refrain from wearing alcoholic brand logo on his jersey and paying fine for that.
Fasting on the day of match can be extremely demanding physically and can affect your performance but Moeen Ali is up for the challenge.
Moeen Ali has been England”s man for all seasons since his arrival to England team. From opening the batting in tests, to batting in middle order as well as at No.8, playing the role of frontline spinner, keep things tight when required, he has done it all for England. He is England”s MVP this Champions Trophy and definitely the man to watch out for.
In 55 ODIS for England he has 1171 runs at an average of 28 and 47 wickets to go with it.
– by Atharva Apte