For many years to come, Harry Brook will be an asset to England cricket: Moeen Ali.
For many years to come, Harry Brook will be an asset to England cricket: Moeen Ali. England’s stand-in captain for the seven-match T20I series against Pakistan, Moeen Ali, said that Harry Brook is a “real special player” with his ability to play 360-degree cricket shots. He also said that Brook would serve the country’s cricket for many years to come because he plays classic shots and knows all the tricks.
Brook played an impressive unbeaten knock of 81 runs off of just 35 deliveries at a strike rate of almost 232. This helped England score a huge 221/3 in their third T20I at Karachi before the visitors held the hosts to 158/8 to win by 63 runs.
He also scored 34 runs for England in the fourth T20I, making him one of the top two scorers for the team. However, the visitors lost the game by only three runs, tying the seven-game series at 2-2.
Here’s Moeen’s take on Brook
“My word, Harry Brook (81) and Ben Duckett (70 not out off 42 balls in the third T20I) — their partnership was outstanding. One of the best I’ve seen in England colours in T20 cricket. It saved me going out to bat!” said Moeen Ali in his column for the Daily Mail on Tuesday.
“That right-hand, left-hand combination worked a treat and the pair complemented each other really well. The way they put the pressure on Pakistan immediately and didn’t let the spinner settle was great to watch. Duckett has looked superb as the series has gone on and in Brook, we have a real special player. He’s a talent that will be around for years to come. He took down pace and spin and the manner in which he picked the gaps was ridiculous. He had all the answers. Brooky really is a 360-degree player who plays proper cricket shots and he’s got all the tricks in the book — scoop, sweep, you name it, he has it,” added Moeen.
Moeen praises Hales
Moeen also said that overall, it had been a good series for his team because there have been a lot of good things on the tour of the subcontinent. The returning Alex Hales has also done a great job, scoring a fifty at the top of the order in the first match and then getting off to a good start in the second T20I.“And then Halesy (Alex Hales) — to do that on his first game back was seriously impressive. It’s not easy with the pressure surrounding him but the way he played showed what he was all about. I was delighted for Halesy but certainly not surprised he hit 50 and Brooky (Harry Brook) came in and played with real class to take us home,” added Moeen.