Right-arm off-break bowler
Born: June 18, 1987
ODI debut: February 28, 2014 (92 matches)
ODI batting: 1645 runs (26.11 average, three centuries, five fifties, 128 top score)
ODI bowling: 78 wickets (47.02 average, 4/46 best)
Ali was born in Birmingham, with a British grandmother, but with family roots in the disptured region of Kashmir, he can also claim both Indian and Pakistani descent.
Became known as 'the beard that's feared'.
Ali has represented England at all forms of the cricket, and is currently ranked among the top 10 all-rounders for test and ODIs.
He has deleted his social-media accounts to concentrate on his World Cup preparation.