Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Moeen Ali opened up on a change in bowling action. Moeen starred with the ball for CSK against Delhi Capitals as the off-spinner was instrumental in bagging three wickets for just 13 runs in four overs.
Moeen Ali claims 3/13 vs Delhi Capitals
Moeen got Marsh caught at long-on by Ruturaj Gaikwad to end the 36-run stand with Rishabh Pant that was cruising the Capitals to a great chase.
In the very next over, the England off-spinner castled Delhi Capitals captain, the important wicket of the innings. After getting smacked for a six by Ripal Patel on the first ball, Moeen got the better of him.
Patel mistimed the slog sweep shot and toe-ended the ball to Devon Conway at the deep mid-wicket region.
Apart from Moeen’s brilliance, Dwayne Bravo (2/24), Mukesh Choudhary (2/22), and Simarjeet Singh (2/27) picked a couple of wickets each as the Capitals were bowled out for 117 in 17.4 overs.
Ever since I hurt my ankle, I had to change my action a little bit: Moeen Ali
Moeen said the dry wickets assisted him a lot and was contented with his bowling performance. The England all-rounder also said he had adjusted his bowling action after sustaining an injury.
“Ever since I hurt my ankle, I had to change my action a little bit. It was probably for the best. It’s actually helping in these wickets. Wickets are dry here; you have more in the game.
“I knew I could get hit but also I knew I could bowl decently. I’m just happy with that bowling,” Moeen said on CSK.tv.
The CSK all-rounder credited skipper MS Dhoni and head coach Stephen Fleming for giving their inputs to him.
“It’s a great opportunity for me because he is the captain. I’m trying to pick up a lot of things as a captain when I go back home. We discuss what type of bowlers we have.
“Of course, Flem (Stephen Fleming) tells me what wicket it is and how to bowl. As everybody knows, he’s amazing. I try to pick his brain as much as possible,” Moeen said.
CSK thrashed Capitals by 91 runs to keep their IPL 2022 campaign alive. The MS Dhoni-led side will face rivals Mumbai Indians on May 12 at the Wankhede Stadium.