Reuters India – (Reuters) – England opener Alex Hales has not closed the door on his red-ball career and plans to return to the longer format of the game after next year’s 50-over World Cup.

Summary

  • (Reuters) – England opener Alex Hales has not closed the door on his red-ball career and plans to return to the longer format of the game after next year’s 50-over World Cup.
  • Cricket – England vs West Indies – Third One Day International – Brightside Ground, Bristol, Britain – September 24, 2017 England’s Alex Hales in action Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra/FilesIn February, Hales opted to focus on limited-overs cricket for his county side Nottinghamshire, leading England coach Trevor Bayliss to suggest that the current congested schedule could see more players follow suit.
  • Hales decided to focus on white-ball cricket after guiding his county to the T20 Blast and the one-day cup titles in 2017.
  • “The energy and enthusiasm I’ve now got turning up to practice and all the matches involving white-ball cricket is the most I’ve ever had in my career,” Hales added.
  • Cricket – England Nets – Brightside Ground, Bristol, Britain – September 23, 2017 England’s Alex Hales during nets Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra/FilesReporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by John O’Brien


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