Called up from the Hundred, where he was skippering Birmingham Phoenix, for the second Test at Lord’s, Moeen Ali has now been promoted to the status of vice-captain for the fourth Test against India at The Oval.. It is a rapid uptick in fortunes for the all-rounder. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that he will be Joe Root’s deputy for the match, which begins tomorrow (Thursday). As Ali climbs the ladder, the time is ripe to revisit his awesome hat-trick against South Africa in 2017. It was the first occasion an English spinner had taken three wickets on the trot in the longer-format since 1958.