Alex Hales, the first player for England, is delighted to be back. Following a failed drug test in 2019 that resulted in Eoin Morgan removing him from England’s white-ball setup, he spent three years in the wilderness until being selected for the seven-match series against Pakistan, where he smashed a 51-ball 84 against Australia in Perth.
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The selectors decided to give him a chance when regular opener Jonny Bairstow sustained an injury last month because of his superior performance in the BBL, where he has amassed 1,857 runs in 60 games over six seasons at a strike rate of 151.34. And by hitting 51 balls for 84 runs against Australia in Perth, he restored their trust.
Since Alex Hales had never anticipated playing in another World Cup, he said that he was really anxious before the game. It’s a chance I figured would never again present itself. I want to play with a positive attitude, score some goals, and do my hardest to win the World Cup.
After the game, Alex Hales stated, “I’m just extremely motivated to make the most of this chance. It’s something I didn’t see happening a few months ago, especially with the firepower at the top of the order. He claimed that because he had never envisioned playing in another World Cup, he was really anxious before the game.
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It’s an opportunity I had imagined would never again present itself. I want to play with joy, ideally score some goals, and work as hard as I can to win the World Cup. “I’m just extremely motivated to make the most of this chance since it’s something I didn’t see occurring a few months ago, especially with the firepower at the top of the order,” he remarked after the game.
But speaking with the captain helped him to relax. It’s an area where I have a lot of experience, and it counts for a lot in T20s, Jos informed me on Saturday, Alex Hales added. Even though Rob Key, the managing director of men’s cricket, was not in the first team, Hale phoned him and demanded an explanation.
Then the Bairstow accident occurred. I believe the team was revealed in the evening. Do you desire a chat? I texted him when I realized in the morning that I wasn’t in it. Said Alex Hales. I worked so hard. I was fairly direct in making my case since I had nothing to lose.
With my track record in Australia, I believed I had a very solid case, so I reasoned, “Why not?” You’ll have to ask Rob or Jos if that played a significant role in my being called up, but I’m really pleased I did it,” Alex Hales continued.
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However, Key first asked each member of the 2019 World Cup-winning team whether they had any objections. Nobody had, but Ben Stokes wasn’t really excited about it. But the knucklehead was quickly buried. “There hasn’t been any cleansing of the air. We just had a conversation with Jos, and it was priceless.
The most crucial goal is to win the World Cup, which is why we are here. Things have been OK, and we had a really pleasant talk,” Hales added. Alex Hales is now having ODI return dreams. “I doubt that I ever got over the bug. I’m currently only focused on these five or six weeks, perhaps helping us go far in the competition.
We’ll cross that bridge when we get there, no matter what happens after that, Alex Hales said. I feel like I’ve been playing the best cricket of my life, so it’s just a shame I haven’t been around the previous three years. I need to make up for some lost time, he continued.