England batter Alex Hales is going through a magnificent run of form in T20 cricket. His continuous string of scores has made England head coach Matthew Mott think about recalling him into the ODI team.
The batter made it back to England’s 20-20 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 against South Africa at home starting on January 27. Meanwhile, England ODI coach Matthew Mott said Alex Hales will be hard to keep out if he continues his rich vein of form in T20 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, 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 he will be hard to keep out.” said Mott as quoted by Sky Sports.
Alex Hales continues his red-hot form in ILT20 League
Hales is currently playing for the Desert Vipers in the ILT20 League. He lit up the Zayed Cricket Stadium through a whirlwind century (110 runs off just 59 balls), studded with seven boundaries and six sixes, to power his team to a massive 111-run win over Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the ninth match of the International League T20 tournament, on Friday, January 20.
With his knock, the 6ft 5inch tall England opener earned the honour of becoming the first-century maker of this tournament backed by his skipper Colin Munro’s 56 runs off 46 balls with four boundaries and two sixes. Together, they put on a 164 runs partnership off 95 balls for the second wicket to post a mammoth score of 219 for 4, the highest score of the tournament. Hales’ ton powered Desert Vipers to a commanding 219/4 before the bowlers ran through the Knight Riders line-up to bowl them out for just 108.