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England’s 2022 ICC T20I World Cup star Alex Hales Announces International Retirement

On Friday, England T20 Star Alex Hales announces his retirement from international cricket. The 34-year-old was earlier recalled as Jonny Bairstow’s replacement after a 3-year suspension from the game by England Cricket Board.

Alex Hales, the remarkable grandson of Dennis Hales, a tennis player who once pushed Rod Laver to five sets at Wimbledon, is renowned for his adventurous style of play. He has developed into an aggressive and astute top-order batsman, carrying his 6’5″ stature just as gracefully. Having said that, Hales’ career in the limelight had not always been graceful. Read further to learn why.

Alex Hales gets a call back after a Demeaning suspension

As a replacement for the injured Jonny Bairstow in England’s Twenty20 World Cup squad, Alex Hales’ three-year absence from international cricket come to an end in September 2019.

Prior to the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Hales, a powerful opening hitter, was benched for what the England and Wales Cricket Board characterized as an off-field incident that resulted in a suspension. According to reports, he tested positive for recreational drugs twice.

Eoin Morgan, the white-ball captain of England at the time, delivered harsh criticism of Hales’ actions as a result, saying that he had completely disregarded the team’s beliefs and couldn’t be trusted.

Following Morgan’s international retirement, England, which was then led by Jos Buttler, changed its strategy as a result of Hales’ return.

Alex Hales Announces International Retirement: Check out his career highlights

Hales was a member of the 2008 England Under-19 team that visited New Zealand and scored three half-centuries. He then played for the England Lions throughout the full 2011 summer after being a member of the English Performance group in 2009–2010.

In August 2014, he played his first One Day International against India, and in December 2015, he played his first Test against South Africa. Hales is the first English batsman to make a T20I century, and his 116 not out against Sri Lanka in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 is the best individual score by an English batsman in the format.

Additionally, he is the first hitter to be out for 99 in both an ODI and a T20I. Hales played a significant role in helping England win the 2022 T20 World Cup.

We wish Alexander Daniel Hales a happy retirement!

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