England batter Alex Hales is going through a tremendous run of form in T20 cricket. His continuous string of scores has made England head coach Matthew Mott think about recalling him into ODI cricket.
The batter made it back to England’s T20 World Cup squad for the first time since 2019. However, he is not selected for England’s ODI squad for the three-match ODI series at home starting from January 27.
Alex Hales, Is No Slogger, Proper Cricketer: Matthew Mott
Speaking to Sky Sports, he spoke on the possibility of Hales making a comeback to the ODI squad given his rich vein of form in T20I cricket.
“To me, white-ball cricket is white-ball cricket. He has shown he is not a slogger of the ball. He is a proper cricketer and there is absolutely no reason why he could not get in that 50-over team,” said Mott as quoted by Sky Sports.
We have got some tough selections coming up and we do not play a lot of one day cricket, but I am sure if he keeps in this rich vein of form it will be hard to keep him out” Mott further added.
Hales is currently playing for the Desert Vipers in the ILT20. He is the top scorer in the tournament so far scoring 257 runs i three games and averaging 128.50. He smacked a 59-ball 110 for Desert Vipers against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders on Friday helping his team win the match by 111 runs. He has scored two fifties as well.
Before joining his ILT20 side, Hales scored runs in the BBL as well. He scored three fifties for the Sydney Thunder before making a move to the ILT20.
Alex Hales – 2419 Runs In 70 ODIs For England
Hales has played 70 ODIs for England and has scored 2,419 runs in 67 innings at an average of 37.79, with six tons and 14 half-centuries. His best score in the format is 171. Hales last played an ODI in March 2019 against West Indies.