Alex Hales ‘wanting ahead’ to England opportunity at T20 World Cup

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Batsman Alex Hales stated he has matured throughout his three-year absence from England’s squad, including that he’s “actually wanting ahead” to aiding his nation of their Twenty20 World Cup marketing campaign in Australia.

Hales, 33, was known as up to the T20 World Cup squad this month as a substitute for Jonny Bairstow.

In 2019, Hales was withdrawn from the preliminary squad for the 50-overs World Cup after the Guardian newspaper reported he was serving a three-week ban for leisure drug use.

“I feel I’ve modified. I’ve undoubtedly matured. I’m comfortably into my 30s now and turning right into a veteran,” Hales advised reporters forward of England’s T20 sequence in Pakistan.

“At the top of the day, it was my fault, wasn’t it? … You have to look your self within the mirror and take a look at to enhance as an individual and be taught from your errors.”
Hales, who has performed within the T20 Big Bash League in Australia, stated he hoped to put his expertise to good use in the course of the T20 World Cup.

“I did suppose that the possibility wouldn’t come once more. It was disappointing not to be within the crew for 3 years,” Hales added.

“I felt like I’d been taking part in the perfect cricket of my profession over these three years as nicely, so to get this opportunity once more is one thing I’m actually pleased with and one thing I’m actually wanting ahead to, particularly the World Cup in Australia, someplace I’ve bought lots of expertise.

“I really feel like I might help push this crew ahead.”

England start their T20 World Cup marketing campaign towards Afghanistan on Oct. 22 in Perth.


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