Moeen Ali    Getty Images
Moeen Ali Getty Images

Moeen Ali scored an aggressive 57-ball 102 against West Indies in the third ODI and thumped West Indies by 124 runs in the 5-match ODI series. Previously he took 10 wickets in a Test match for the first time as England skittled South Africa to win the first Test at Lord s by 211. All these are proving crucial for the Moeen who is aiming to become the next Ben Stokes in IPL auctions next year. In the last year s IPL auctions, Ben Stokes emerged as the highest bid player being auctioned for INR 14 crore.

His counterpart Moeen Ali went unselected as the all-rounder was caught up in a busy schedule. He also went for Umrah. However, Moeen Ali s father who is also named Moeen Ali expressed his son s desire to participate in next year s IPL.

Several players made their debut last year apart from Stokes such as Tymal Mills, Kagiso Rabada, the two Afghanistan players Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult and likes. They were bid for high price as well.

Watching his son play in India amidst a cricket fanatic nation is what Moeen s father aspires for. He has been trying to be an IPL player for the next year. All our family members will come to India to watch him play, if selected, said an excited father to

Keeping aside the aspirations of Moeen, the India-Pakistan factor might also cause a hindrance. However, Moeen s father is positive, We are his Pakistani parents but that will not be the hindrance for his inclusion in the IPL. In his younger days he was very aggressive. Even at club level, he used to smash the bowlers in a similar way. I think he is very confident in his batting and when he gets going he is unstoppable. He just loves playing for England. Moeen never thinks of records, .just plays his natural game. He has scored a century in 42 balls in county cricket a few years ago. He can play very aggressively. I feel he is getting better.