Ali troubled India with his off spin bowling when Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men toured there two years ago.

"I like to bowl on those pitches that don't really spin a lot. It is a little bit easier in terms of your line. But when it is spinning, you have more chances of getting wickets. But there you will also leak more runs if it is spinning as much with my style of bowling,” said Ali at the team's open media session here today.

"If a person like Ashwin is spinning, he is still a lot more economical," he added.  Ali is one of three slow bowlers in the England squad for the ICC World T20 Championship that started with the qualifying yesterday.

The England all-rounder said his job in the tournament was primarily to contain the run flow and not take wickets.

"I have not been here many times. My job will be simple - to contain runs, not get hit for too many boundaries and not look too much wicket-wise. The pitches are very good here and the boundaries are short. My job will be to be very economical. I work on my bowling a lot harder than I used to," he said.
Ali, who will man the spin department with leggie Adil Rashid and left-arm Liam Dawson, still saw himself as a batting all-rounder.

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