82 Facts About Alex Hales


Alexander Daniel Hales was born on 3 January 1989 and is an English cricketer.


Alex Hales is a right-handed opening batter who currently plays for Nottinghamshire and the England cricket team in white ball, limited overs formats.


Alex Hales made his One Day International debut against India in August 2014 and his Test cricket debut against South Africa in December 2015.


Alex Hales is the first batter to be dismissed for 99 in an ODI and a T20I.


Alex Hales was a key member of the England team that won the 2022 T20 World Cup.


Alex Hales was born in Hillingdon and attended both Westbrook Hay School and Chesham High School in Buckinghamshire.


Alex Hales's father Gary broke several local batting records while his grandfather Dennis was a talented tennis player who once forced Rod Laver to five sets at Wimbledon.

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Alex Hales first came to national attention in 2005 when, as a sixteen-year-old, he hit 55 off a single over in a Cricket Idol T20 tournament at Lords.


Alex Hales first represented Buckinghamshire in Minor Counties cricket during the 2006 season, and played for MCC Young Cricketers in the Second XI Championship of 2007.


Alex Hales then impressed whilst trialling with Nottinghamshire in 2007, scoring 218 in only his second appearance for the county, following it up with a hundred and two 95s.


Alex Hales made his List A debut in a rain-affected match against Leicestershire in May 2008 and his first-class debut against Somerset in September 2008.


On 29 August 2009, Alex Hales hit the top score in the Pro40 2009,150 off 102 balls for Nottinghamshire against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge.


In July 2011, Alex Hales made a century for Nottinghamshire in the county championship, a score that, according to Cricinfo marked him as "beginning to warrant the attention of the England selectors": it was the second century of his first-class career.


In May 2015, Alex Hales hit six consecutive sixes across two overs on the opening day of the NatWest t20 Blast in his 86 not out against Birmingham.


On 5 August 2017, Alex Hales hit 95 off 30 balls against Durham in the T-20 Blast competition.


Alex Hales represented England U19s in the summer of 2008 in a series of youth Test matches and ODIs against a touring New Zealand U19's, enjoying a successful time averaging 50 in the Tests and over 30 in the ODIs, including 3 half centuries.


Alex Hales scored a two-ball duck on debut, however in the following series against the West Indies, he scored an unbeaten 62 in a 128-run stand with Craig Kieswetter as England won by 10 wickets.


Alex Hales kept his place in the side for the T20 match against India, but only scored 11 runs off 19 balls.


Alex Hales was man of the match, after scoring 99 before losing his wicket to a yorker bowled by Rampaul with the game almost won.


Alex Hales played in both games against South Africa, making scores of 11 in both innings, although he remained unbeaten in the second as the match was rained off.


Alex Hales is the only batter to be dismissed for 99 in a T20I innings.


Now an integral part of England's T20 team, Alex Hales played in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20.


England beat Afghanistan to qualify from the group, with Alex Hales being run out on 31.


Alex Hales played in all three T20 games against New Zealand, now batting with his county teammate Michael Lumb.


Alex Hales made 94 in the second match against Australia, as he consolidated his position at the top of the ICC player rankings.

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Alex Hales was less effective in the away series in Australia, scoring 22,16 and 6.


Alex Hales was then selected in the limited overs tour of West Indies, where he was expected to play in his first ODI.


Alex Hales made a second ball duck in the first match against New Zealand, but followed this up by an unbeaten 116 against Sri Lanka.


However, although Alex Hales made 38 against South Africa, England lost and were knocked out of the competition.


Alex Hales kept his place in the team for Peter Moores first game in charge of the T20 side against Sr Lanka.


Alex Hales made his long-awaited ODI debut in the series against India.


Alex Hales started well, making scores of 42 and 40 in his first two games although England went on to lose them both.


Alex Hales returned to form in the only T20 match between the two sides, hitting 40 to help England win the game.


Alex Hales was selected in the squad for the series against Sri Lanka, but was surprisingly dropped for the first two games.


Alex Hales made 27 when he was recalled for the third ODI, batting in the middle order.


Alex Hales made seven in the final match of the series.


Alex Hales was overlooked for the start of England's World Cup campaign and did not play until the must-win game against Bangladesh.


Alex Hales made 27 as England lost the game to go out of the tournament.


Alex Hales played in the final game against Afghanistan, making 37 as England won the match by nine wickets.


Alex Hales was included in the squad for the five-ODI series at home against New Zealand.


Alex Hales scored 20 in the first match, but England went on to win by 210 runs.


Alex Hales made 27 as England won the one-off T20 match between the two sides.


However, England won the third game, despite Alex Hales continuing to struggle for form.


Alex Hales came into the side for the ODI series, and made in ten as England lost their opening game.


Alex Hales ended his poor run of form in the second match of the series, scoring 109 as England won by 95 runs.

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Agnew surmised that whilst in 20 and 50 over cricket with no slips Alex Hales could get away with this issue, in test cricket he could not.


Alex Hales was out for 18 in the second innings, as England went onto secure a seven wicket victory.


However, in the ODI series, Alex Hales returned to form in spectacular style.


Alex Hales scored 4 consecutive fifties and a century to garner Man of the Series.


Alex Hales then went on to score 99 in the second ODI falling just short of his second ODI century.


Alex Hales continued this great form in the third ODI scoring 65 off 73 balls in a losing effort.


Alex Hales made a score of 28 in England's opening game defeat against the West Indies, before making 17 in a historic run chase against South Africa.


Alex Hales made 20 in the semi-final against New Zealand as England booked their place in the final, but he was out for just one against the West Indies as England finished as runners-up.


Alex Hales retained his place in the test team for the Sri Lanka series, but after much debate by the selectors.


Alex Hales repaid their faith in the first test at Headingley by scoring 86, and sharing a century partnership with Jonny Bairstow when England were in trouble.


Alex Hales was out for just eleven in the second innings as England secured a nine wicket victory.


Alex Hales made just 4 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, as the match ended in a tie, with both teams posting 286.


Alex Hales was out for six in the first innings in the first Test against Pakistan, and then made 16 in the second innings as England lost by 75 runs.


England won the second Test, although Alex Hales only scored 34 runs in the match.


Alex Hales top-scored for England with 37 in the only T20I between the two sides, but England lost by nine wickets.


Alex Hales missed the first two matches against the West Indies through injury, but returned in the final game, making 110 as England made 328 and won by 186 runs.


Alex Hales scored 55 from 47 balls in the 1st ODI in a modest chase of 127 which England accomplished in 20 overs and made 32 of 35 balls in the 2nd ODI which England won by 8 runs.


Alex Hales started well in the ODI series with 61 off 60 balls in a 72 run for England in the 1st ODI he could only make 24 off 28 balls in the next match and would follow it up with a 2-ball 1 in the 3rd ODI where England were bundled out for a poor 153.


Alex Hales made 47 off 38 balls in the first T20 and then was not in the squad for the 2nd T20, although he came back for the 3rd T20 where he scored 36 from 28 balls.


Alex Hales started off the tournament sublimely with a blazing 86-ball 95, although missing out on a hundred, his good form continued with 56 from 62 balls against New Zealand he was bowled for a duck in the last group stage encounter against Australia and could only make 11 against Pakistan in the semi-final which England lost.

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However, two days after the England squad was named, Alex Hales made himself unavailable for Nottinghamshire's fixture against Lancashire in the 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup citing "personal reasons".


On 26 April 2019, it was confirmed that Alex Hales had failed a drugs test for use of a recreational drug, and had been banned for 21 days.


On 29 April 2019, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced that Alex Hales had been dropped from England's preliminary World Cup squad and all England squads ahead of the international season.


Alex Hales was not called up for England for the rest of England captain Eoin Morgan's tenure, with Morgan stating that Alex Hales had lost the trust of the team.


In September 2022, Alex Hales was called back to the English T20 squad for the T20 World Cup, as a late replacement for the injured Jonny Bairstow.


Alex Hales hit 86 not-out, winning the Man of the Match award and saw his team into the final.


England went on to win the match, and hence their second T20 World Cup, though Alex Hales made only a single.


On 14 March 2015, Alex Hales signed for Mumbai Indians for the final match of the regular season and the knockout stages replacing injured Corey Anderson.


Alex Hales made his IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals on 29 April 2018 and scored 45.


Alex Hales has played for Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes, and Sydney Thunder.


Alex Hales was picked by Islamabad United in 2018 Pakistan Super League Draft.


On 1 December 2018, Alex Hales hit a record 87 not out off just 32 balls playing for Maratha Arabians.


On 25 January 2019 Alex Hales struck his first BPL century off 47 balls for the Rangpur Riders.


Alex Hales made a surprise return to PSL ahead of the Islamabad United's first eliminator playoff game against Peshawar Zalmi.


Alex Hales became Riders' first of the two signings from outside the draft, apart from their four retained players Chris Gayle, Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam and Mohammad Mithun.


Alex Hales was required to undertake "appropriate training" at his own cost.


Alex Hales' ban followed him pulling out of Nottinghamshire's Royal London One Day Cup campaign due to "personal reasons".