Alex Hales eyes T20 World Cup for his return in the squad
By Shruti - May 23, 2019 6:03 pm
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Alex Hales is an important part of the England squad. However, he has been excluded from the World Cup squad and is currently looking forward to returning in the squad. He is eyeing the T20 World Cup for a comeback through some blistering performances in T20 leagues around the world. The T20 World Cup will be held next year in October.

Alex Hales
Alex Hales

“That’s one of my aims – that T20 World Cup,” said Hales on Tuesday (May 22).. “I’m going to go through the process and hopefully score some runs in these tournaments and see how we go – just enjoy my cricket.”

Alex Hales had failed to clear the drug test and that was the reason he has been dropped from the World Cup squad. However, the opener is supporting his team in the World Cup.

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“I’m still a fan and wish all the boys the best,” he said on Tuesday (May 22). “What we’ve done over the last few years has been unbelievable so the guys deserve to win it and I’ll be sat there watching and cheering,” he added.

“There’s obviously a process to go through. I think once I start playing again the next 12 months are going to be really busy so I’m going to enjoy a mixture of some downtime and then start getting prepared for the Blast. I keep myself fit. I’ve got my gym programme, I’m still contracted to the ECB, so I’ve got my gym programmes and nutrition stuff. There’s training available – I live two minutes from Trent Bridge if I ever need to practise. I quite enjoy the responsibility of having my own choice of when I want to train or go to the gym.” Hales further added.

Hales, however, has been picked up by Barbados Tridents for the 2019 CPL auction. He shared his excitement as well.

Alex Hales
Alex Hales

“It’s good responsibility and good for learning as an overseas player – there’s probably a bit more pressure on you to perform. That’s something I enjoy. I’ve played a lot of cricket for England now. That side of the game, the pressure, is something I really enjoy and have learned to adapt and get used to,” said the experienced player.

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“I just want to get back playing what I love most and that’s cricket so this is such a good opportunity to go and play at a ground where I’ve got some fond memories – the Kensington Oval – and go and play in such a big tournament in some different conditions. I’m really looking forward to getting back out there,” he expressed.