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Increment contract for Moeen

Test debutant Moeen Ali has been awarded an England increment contract by the ECB.

The Worcestershire all-rounder has benefited from representing England in both ODIs and T20s during the current calendar year.

During 2014, the 26-year-old from Birmingham played in three one-day internationals as well as six T20 matches - four of these during the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh.

Ali is currently making his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord's where he scored 48 in his maiden innings.

Non-contracted players can earn an England increment contract via a points system.

Five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI fixture, with an increment contract being awarded automatically once a player reaches 20 points during the 12-month contract period.