Moeen: My England place isn't secure yet

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England all-rounder Moeen Ali may be winning popularity contests left and right, now claiming the Player of the Year gong at the British Asian Cricket Awards at Lord's, but is keeping his feet on the ground.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali may be winning popularity contests left and right, now claiming the Player of the Year gong at the British Asian Cricket Awards at Lord's, but is keeping his feet on the ground.

The spinning all-rounder had a very good summer at home for England, despite the shortage of winning results for the side, but says he isn't secure in his place yet, and needs to keep doing well in all formats.

Moeen said: "I don't feel like I've established myself. It's been a great season. It doesn't get any better than this. But I always feel like I don't want to get too carried away.

"I want to take every game as it comes. I'm really enjoying my cricket.

"I've had a great year. It's been fantastic, I've loved and cherished every minute of it. Hopefully I can keep it up for a few more years."

Earlier this year he also won Birmingham's Sportsman of the Year award, this despite being booed at his home ground of Edgbaston. But he says he wasn't too upset by that, and hopes his next outing there will be friendlier.

He added: "I'm hoping further down the line those views are changed. I wasn't too disappointed. My dad was more disappointed than I was.

"I just brushed it aside and tried to do well for my team. Hopefully one day there will be cheers."

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