Daily Mail UK – Alex Hales says it “hurt massively” to lose his England place for off-field indiscretions and has vowed to prove he can become a more responsible member of the team.

Summary

  • Alex Hales says it “hurt massively” to lose his England place for off-field indiscretions and has vowed to prove he can become a more responsible member of the team.
  • Hales was stood down by the England and Wales Cricket Board in September after an early-hours incident in Bristol, which came following a one-day international win over the West Indies but before the series had ended.
  • Hales missed the next two ODIs but was selected for the current tour of Australia after being cleared by police in December, while Stokes was this week deemed available for selection for the first time since his suspension.
  • Reflecting on a tumultuous few months, Hales said: “It hurt massively at the time, to miss two games for something that happened off the field.
  • England’s one-day squad is currently teeming with players desperate to nail down a place ahead of next year’s home World Cup, with Hales, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow effectively chasing two places at the head of the innings.


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