Alex Hales: News

Rarely has the cricket world seen batsmen like Alex Hales, who, despite his tall frame, still bats with an unseen elegance. Hales wasn't just another elegant stroke player. He was one of the first experiments of England's changing approach to limited-overs cricket. Hales's first bout with fame came in 2005 when he scored 55 runs in a single over. In 2008, he was signed by Nottinghamshire and made both his List A and first-class debut in the same year. His impressive form in domestic T20 led to him being named in England's T20 squad to face India in 2011. Hales did not have the most memorable of a debut as he was out for a duck. In 2014, he became the No. 1 ranked T20I batsman in the world. In the T20I World Cup held that year, he scored a century against Sri Lanka and became the first Englishman to do that in T20Is. In 2014, Hales made the ODI team after 32 matches in T20 cricket. His career in the longest format of the game was short-lived, though, from 2015 to 2016. In 2019, he was banned for three weeks as he tested positive for a recreational drug and has not been called up for the team since.

16 Dec 2022

Pakistan Super League

PSL draft: Key details about the event, finalized squads

All six squads for Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 were finalized in the player's draft event that took place on Thursday (December 15).

17 Nov 2022

England Cricket Board

Alex Hales reprimanded over old 'blackface' photo: Details here

England opener Alex Hales has been reprimanded by the Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) over an old infamous 'blackface' photo of him at a student party.

10 Nov 2022

England Cricket Team

Alex Hales gets to 2,000 runs in T20Is: Key stats

England's Alex Hales has completed 2,000 runs in T20 Internationals.

07 Nov 2022

ICC T20 World Cup

T20 WC Semi-final, India vs England: Preview, stats, Fantasy XI

Group 2 table-toppers India face an equally competent England in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup on Wednesday.

01 Nov 2022

ICC T20 World Cup

T20 WC: England beat NZ, stay alive in semis race

England beat New Zealand in the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 clash at The Gabba, Brisbane.

01 Nov 2022

ICC T20 World Cup

T20 WC, Alex Hales clubs his 11th T20I fifty: Stats

English opener Alex Hales hoarded a fine 40-ball 52 against New Zealand in Tuesday's Super 12 clash of the ICC T20 World Cup.

01 Nov 2022

ICC T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup: England rack up 179/6 against New Zealand

England compiled 179/6 against New Zealand in the ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 encounter at The Gabba, Brisbane.

England outfox Australia in 1st T20I: Key stats

England beat Australia to clinch a nail-biting eight-run win at Optus on Sunday.

21 Sep 2022

Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan becomes joint-fastest to 2,000 T20I runs: Details here

Pakistan cricket team batter Mohammad Rizwan smashed a fifty in his side's defeat to England in the first T20I on Tuesday in Karachi.

09 Sep 2022

England Cricket Team

Alex Hales: Decoding his stats in T20 cricket

Alex Hales is one of England's greatest ever in T20 cricket.

07 Sep 2022

England Cricket Team

T20 World Cup: Alex Hales replaces Jonny Bairstow for England

England have replaced the injured Jonny Bairstow with Alex Hales in their ICC T20 World Cup squad.

25 Feb 2022

Pakistan Super League

PSL 2022: Hales powers Islamabad United to second eliminator

Returning Alex Hales powered Islamabad United to a five-wicket victory over Peshawar Zalmi in the eliminator 1 of the Pakistan Super League 2022.

England vs West Indies, Day 3: List of key takeaways

England seem to have taken complete control of the ongoing third Test at the Old Trafford.

CPL 2020: Trinbago Knight Riders sign up Pravin Tambe

Veteran leg-spinner Pravin Tambe becomes the first Indian cricketer to be a part of Caribbean Premier League.

19 Jun 2020

England Cricket Team

#ThisDayThatYear: England register the highest ever total in ODIs

On this day in 2018, England recorded the highest ever total in the history of One-Day Internationals (men's).

03 Jun 2020

England Cricket Team

Michael Vaughan disappointed with Liam Plunkett's snub

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan lashed out at the England team management for not communicating in a proper manner with Liam Plunkett.

30 May 2020

England Cricket Team

#ThisDayThatYear: Alastair Cook reaches 10,000 Test runs

On this day in 2016, Alastair Cook became the first England player to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

Hales, Plunkett left out of England's 55-man training group

England announced a pool of 55 players for resumption of training, on Friday.

23 May 2020

England Cricket Team

Alex Hales deserves a second chance: Chris Woakes

England all-rounder Chris Woakes believes Alex Hales should be given another chance to prove himself at the big stage.

#ThisDayThatYear: 'Carlos Brathwaite.. Remember the name!'

West Indies completely owned the year 2016 in limited overs format.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: PCB awaiting test results of everyone involved with PSL

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday said around 100 people, including players, associated with the now-suspended Pakistan Super League (PSL) have undergone COVID-19 tests.

17 Mar 2020


Alex Hales develops coronavirus symptoms amid PSL shutdown

England cricketer Alex Hales is self-isolating after showing coronavirus symptoms.

BBL 2019-20 final: Sydney Sixers lift title in rain-curtailed match

Sydney Sixers emerged champions of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 season.

29 Jan 2020

Virat Kohli

3rd T20I, India beat New Zealand: List of records broken

The third T20I between New Zealand and India went to the Super Over after both teams managed scores of 179 in 20 overs.

24 Jan 2020

Pakistan Cricket Team

1st T20I, Pakistan beat Bangladesh: List of records broken

Pakistan beat Bangladesh in the first T20I of the three-match series on Friday at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

IPL auction 2020: Here are the key hits and misses

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 auction was held on Thursday in Kolkata.

Chris Lynn creates T10 history: Details here

Just days after being released by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the Indian Premier League auction next month, Aussie batsman Chris Lynn showed his prowess with the bat in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 League.

Ranking the best ODI clashes between Australia and England

Title holders Australia would be taking on hosts England in the semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Thursday.

Australia vs Bangladesh: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

In-form Australia take on a resurgent Bangladeshi outfit in match number 26 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Thursday.

12 Jun 2019


India vs New Zealand: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

High-flying India take on an in-form New Zealand in match number 18 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Thursday.

Australia vs West Indies: Here's the complete statistical analysis

Australia will be wanting to continue with their momentum in ODIs when they take on a vibrant West Indies in match number 10 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

23 May 2019

England Cricket Team

Alex Hales to cheer for England despite being snubbed

England may have axed opening batsman Alex Hales from their ICC World Cup 2019 squad, but that won't stop the aggressive player from cheering on for his side.

2019 World Cup: Jofra Archer included in England's squad

England announced their final 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 starting from May 30 onwards.

03 May 2019


World Cup: India or England- Whose squad is stronger?

The ICC World Cup 2019 is now less than a month away.

29 Apr 2019


World Cup: Alex Hales dropped from England squad- Details here

England opener Alex Hales has been dropped from the squad following his ban for using recreational drugs.

World Cup: Can hosts England go the distance this term?

England have named a 15-member preliminary squad for the upcoming World Cup 2019. The tournament would kick-start on May 30.

ECB announces England's 15-member squad for ICC World Cup 2019

With just over a month to go for ICC World Cup 2019, the teams have started announcing their 15-member squad for the mega event.

17 Mar 2019


ICC World Cup: Comparing the squads of India and England

India and England go in as the favorites to win the ICC World Cup 2019, starting May 30 onwards.

28 Feb 2019

England Cricket Team

England beat West Indies in fourth ODI: Here're records broken

England and West Indies played out a fascinating match which saw records tumble on a frantic day.

27 Feb 2019

Virat Kohli

Australia win T20I series against India: Here're records broken

Australia overcame India in the second and final T20I to win the two-match series 2-0.