Alex Hales hits 52-ball century in International League T20: Will he make England miss the 50-over World Cup? | Cricket News

Alex Hales hit a 52-ball century, the first in an International League T20 in the UAE, as they push for more white-ball opportunities for England.

Playing for Desert Vipers against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Hales hit six sixes and seven fours in his 59-ball 110 on Friday, after hitting half-centuries in his first two games of the competition.

The 34-year-old scored three fifties for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League in Australia before leaving the tournament for the International League T20.

Hales was recalled to England’s T20 World Cup squad after Jonny Bairstow broke his leg late last year and scored more than 200 runs at an average of 42 as his country won the title.

The right-hander hit two half-centuries in the tournament, including a brilliant 47-ball 86 as England beat India by 10 wickets in a one-sided semi-final at the Adelaide Oval.

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Watch highlights from England’s stunning 10-wicket win over India in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup, a game in which Hales scored an unbeaten 86 off 47 balls.

Hales is not in England’s 50-over squad for the upcoming series in South Africa, but England’s white-ball head coach Matthew Mott said shortly after his side’s T20 World Cup win that the Nottinghamshire player could be included in the 50-over squad. It can be difficult to put out before. World Cup in India this fall.

Mott said: “To me, white-ball cricket is white-ball cricket. He’s shown he’s not a slugger of the ball. He’s a decent cricketer and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be in this 50-over team. could not

“We’ve got some tough choices coming up, and we don’t play a lot of one-day cricket, but I’m sure if he keeps up that good form it will be hard to keep him out.”

England will face South Africa live. Sky SportsThe first two ODIs at Bloemfontein’s Mangaung Oval on January 27 and 29 and the final match of the series at Kimberley Oval on February 1.

Friday January 27th at 10:30am


England ODI Squad in South Africa

Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, David Mullan. Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Ollie Stone, Reece Topley, David Wiley, Chris Woakes

England v South Africa ODIs – all live on Sky Sports

  • 1st ODI (Bloemfontein) – Friday 27 January (11am); On air at 10.30 am
  • 2nd ODI (Bloemfontein) – Sunday 29 January (8am); On air at 7.30 am
  • 3rd ODI (Kimberley) – Wednesday 1 February (11 am); On air at 10.30 am

Jos Buttler’s side play just 13 one-day internationals before defending their 50-over World Cup title in October and November, including three in Bangladesh in March and then four against New Zealand and three against Ireland in September. Matches are played.

Hales was dropped ahead of the 2019 50-over World Cup in England after allegedly failing a recreational drug test, with James Vince replacing him in the squad.

Hales has a record of 2,419 runs for England in 67 ODIs at an average of just under 38 with six centuries, 14 fifties and a top score of 171.

If he continues in his current vein, he might get a chance to add to the 50-over international tally.

Watch England’s three-match ODI series in South Africa live on Sky Sports Cricket. Coverage of the first game at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein will begin at 10.30am on Friday before the first ball at 11am.

The 50-over World Cup in India is live on Sky Sports Cricket in October and November.

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