Moeen Ali celebrates a wicket
Moeen Ali celebrates a wicket

A few days back the Pakistan bowler Junaid Khan who was not picked for the ODI series against England said that he will think over the decision to play for England as he had the opportunity to play for that country in the year 2013. He is yet to take a final call on that matter but if that happens then it will not be the first time that any player of Pakistan roots playing for England. Earlier many players of Pakistan roots have played for England.

So today we have a look at five players of Pakistan roots who went on to play for England:

England's Moeen Ali celebrates after taking the wicket of India's Rohit Sharma at the Ageas Bowl

Moeen Ali – He is probably the most successful player of Pakistan origin playing for England. An all rounder by profession, Moeen Ali burst to seen when he was the second highest wicket-taker on India tour to England in the year 2014. He grabbed 19 wickets in the series. From then he became the need of the team because he used to contribute both with the bat and bowl. He played a crucial role in 2015 ashes as he scored 293 runs and also grabbed 12 wickets. His sudden rise in this field due to his brilliant performance is the reason why one can say him the best player of Pakistan root to play for England.


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