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Eoin Morgan shares Roadmap for Alex Hales’ international career
By CricShotsStaff - May 5, 2020 3:51 pm
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Englands’ limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has commented on the future of opener Alex Hales with the England national side. Morgan comments that Alex Hales will have to regain the trust of his fellow cricketers, teammates and England team management if he wants to return to the English national team.

Alex Hales
Alex Hales

Earlier, Alex Hales had failed a second drug test which resulted in ECB excluding him from England’s 2019 ODI World Cup squad. The opener has featured for the national team in any format since then.

Speaking with Cricbuzz, Morgan said, ” In terms of what that looks like, practically, it’s human nature, it’s about developing trust. I don’t think you can put a time limit on gaining back that trust, and that’s not just with me, that’s with every member of the squad, the backroom staff, the selectors. And that does take time.”

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England’s World Cup-winning captain, Eoin Morgan says the ‘door is open’ for Hales to return to the international setup. He adds, “We’re in May, so it’s 11 months ago that the incident happened with Alex. It’s actually not that long ago that it happened. What happened was actually quite considerably harmful to the environment, which obviously led to the breakdown in trust between Alex and our players, so to say, how long that will take to regain, we don’t know, but certainly, the door is still open for that trust to be built back up.”

Hales’s plan of returning to the national team blew away due to the pandemic outbreak of coronavirus across the globe. The world has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic with doubts over whether T20 World Cup will actually be held in October.

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Eoin Morgan

However, Morgan is encouraged by ‘positive’ news about the resumption of sporting activities.  England’s top-tier football competition, Premier League, is expected to restart by June. Morgan’s assumption is based on the same.

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“For the last month, everybody has struggled to get a sense of what’s possible. But the news in the last week has been more positive. It was about sport returning than it has been in the previous three weeks.  There was a stage when the idea of playing any sport over the next four or five months seemed impossible. so long as the options are given government-approved, it seems a lot more likely that there might be some cricket. I’ve not given up yet!”, the 33-year-old said.