Alex Hales is an England cricketer, on Friday August 4 he announced his retirement from international cricket games. Cricketer Hales give a massage of his decision through a social media post on Instagram by saying, “Just a note to announce that I have decided to retire from international cricket.”
Alex Hales chooses to focus on his career in playing franchise leagues
England’s opening batter Alex said in his post on Instagram he will continue to play for franchise cricket around the globe. He is looking forward to be continuing to play on domestic white-ball cricket with Nottinghamshire county side.
Earlier, he had been quitted himself from England’s T20I series against Bangladesh, and opted to achieve the contract in Pakistan Super League (PSL). He is also on a discussion with a CPL franchise about a replacement deal, because of this he ruled out himself of England’s home T20I series against New Zealand.
While for first time in their history England was going to be winner of the 2019 World Cup. Alex was not a part of ODI World Cup 2019 England’s squad, as he serve banned from international cricket for three years because of failing a second recreational drugs case. After Hales was withdrawn from 50-over World Cup 2019 tournament, England’s captain Eoin Morgan said that via media “a complete breakdown in trust” between Hales and his team-mates. Hence, he never came to play for England again untill Morgan’s captaincy. For the last time he played an ODI match in March 2019.
Alex Hales surprise return in the 2022 T20 World Cup
After being exiled from the squad of England for over three years, he was surprisingly returned to the England’s T20 squad in September last year before the T20 World Cup. Hales was playing a key role for his team in winning the T20 World Cup 2022 final against Pakistan at Melbourne.
He also played vital innings on the international stage against India that was the semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Alex Hales scored an unbeaten 86 off 47 balls in an innings (with four fours and seven sixes) to piled up unbeaten 170-run stand with captain Buttler (80 not out). In result, Hales and Jos Buttler’s innings gave a power to England side to a 10-wicket win against 2007 champions (India) by 10 wickets in the semi-final at Adelaide.
Alex Hales in international career
In the international cricket, Alex Hales have played 11 Test matches, 70 ODIs and 75 T20Is. In 11 Tests cricket between 2015-2016 Alex could score a total of 573 runs at 27.28 with five fifties. Alex Hales in 70 ODIs scored about 2,419 runs at 37.79 including six centuries and fourteen fifties. In his 75 T20Is, he managed to score 2,074 runs at 30.95 with one hundred and 12 fifties and making him one of three men to score higher than 2000 T20I runs for England team. For the first time in August 2011, Hales made his international debut in a T20I against India at the Manchester.
He was the first batsman to hit a century in T20I for England and remaining the team’s highest scorer, by scoring 64-ball 116 not out against Sri Lanka in 2014. Alex Hales was a vital batter in England’s revival in white-ball cricket (ODIs). In 2018 Nottingham ODI, he scored 147 (with16 fours and 5 sixes) of 92-ball when England smashed a massive score 481/6 against Australia as 2nd-highest ODI total ever.