Alex Hales
Alex Hales (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rob Key, the managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has endorsed experienced batter Alex Hales to return to the national team.

Since his participation was dropped from the 2019 World Cup at home, Hales, 33, has not featured for the Three Lions. Eoin Morgan, England’s ODI and T20I captain, stopped believing in the experience after he failed a casual drug test.

Rob Key. Photo- SKy Sports
Rob Key. Photo- SKY Sports

Former national selector Ed Smith discussed the possibility of allowing Hales to train with the British national squad last summer.

Smith, however, quit his position before his theory could be tested. Key, a former England batter, believes Hales has been unfairly treated over the last three years.

“I’ll have to communicate with the individuals engaged in that choice, but Alex Hales would be open for consideration. I believe he has served his sentence. Is this, however, a guarantee that he will join the team? That is a separate topic ” Key said.

Alex Hales has competed in several T20 tournaments:

Hales has participated in a variety of T20 competitions throughout the world after being dropped out of the England squad. The right-handed batsman has competed in the Big Bash League (BBL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and Pakistan Super League (PSL) (PSL).

Alex Hales
Alex Hales (Photo: IANS)

Hales was also supposed to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League in 2022. (IPL). At the big auction, he has purchased for INR 1.50 crore by the Men in Gold and Purple.

Alex Hales PSL
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The 33-year-old, however, withdrew from the tournament due to ‘bubble fatigue.’ Following that, KKR had to replace Hales with Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch.

Alex Hales has 573, 2419, and 1644 runs in 11 Tests, 70 ODIs, and 60 T20Is, with 7 centuries and 27 half-centuries to his record.

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