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.

15 Mar 2023

Faf du Plessis

Five players who could retire from ODIs in 2023

The dynamics of cricket have changed with the rise of global T20 leagues.

13 Feb 2023

Cricket News

Gulf Giants win the inaugural ILT20 2023 title: Key stats

Gulf Giants beat Desert Vipers by seven wickets to lift the inaugural International League T20 (ILT20) 2023 title on Sunday.

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.

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.

09 Oct 2022

England Cricket Team

England outfox Australia in 1st T20I: Key stats

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

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.

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.

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.

Alex Hales develops coronavirus symptoms amid PSL shutdown

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

19 Nov 2019

Chris Lynn

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.

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.

29 Apr 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup

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.

#2019IPLAuction: Player base prices, Tv listing and timing

All eight franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will look to secure the best possible options in order to strengthen their sides during the upcoming auction.

15 Aug 2018

England Cricket Team

England's Ben Stokes acquitted of charges, included in Test squad

The England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been acquitted of the charges brought against him over a scuffle that took place in Bristol last September.

12 Jul 2018

England Cricket Team

England suffer a big blow as ODI series begin

England will be without the services of in-form batsman Alex Hales, who has been ruled out with a side injury.

07 Jul 2018

England Cricket Team

England overcome India in 2nd T20I: Know what happened

Morgan's England claimed a victory in the 2nd T20I to level the series at 1-1.

03 Jul 2018

England Cricket Team

England vs India 1st T20I: Dream XI

India's two-month long tour of England will kick off when Kohli and his men lock horns with Morgan-led England in the first of the 3-match T20I series at Old Trafford.

21 Jun 2018

England Cricket Team

England vs Australia: 4th ODI Pre-match report and TV listing

England will be aiming to go 4-0 up when they face struggling Australia in the 4th ODI at Durham on Thursday.

10 Mar 2018

England Cricket Team

5th ODI: England hammer Kiwis, here're records broken

England rose to prominence as they overcame hosts New Zealand in the fifth and final ODI to bag the series 3-2.

29 Sep 2016

England Cricket Team

Bangladesh assures security to England Cricket Team

Bangladesh police has assured security to the England cricket team who will be visiting the South-Asian nation for a cricket series.

13 Sep 2016

England Cricket Team

Morgan opts out of Bangladesh tour; cites security reasons

England ODI captain Eoin Morgan has opted out of the team's Bangladesh tour in October due to security reasons. Along with Morgan, opening batsman Alex Hales also opted out citing same reasons.

31 Aug 2016

Mohammad Amir

England defeat Pakistan by 169 runs

England defeated Pakistan in the third ODI by 169 runs at Trent Bridge, Notthingham.