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Moeen Ali has been instrumental in England's series victory. However, it's not in the way many would perhaps have envisaged.
His 19 wickets, taken at an average of 23 were crucial to England's deconstruction of India's powerful batting lineup.
His prominence as a spinner raises questions as to his role in the side, however, especially when you consider his poor returns with his more specialist role as a batsman in the series.
Ali averaged 20.66 with the bat over the five Tests, and although his bowling certainly guarantees him a place in the side currently, his place feels less secure when you take into account his poor batting that should really be his strong-suit.
Were his bowling returns to suddenly drop off, which is not hard to imagine considering he is not a front-line bowler, it would be his batting that many would look to to save his place in the team—currently he is not scoring enough runs to do that.
Ali is not close to being dropped, nor should he be, but his position will continue to feel fragile as long as he fails to score runs in Test cricket.
It's not that he isn't good enough; his hundred against Sri Lanka in Headingley proved he is. But he has to replicate that on a more consistent basis if he is to become the lynchpin his talent suggests he could be.