HomeCricketEngland's Power-Hitter Alex Hales Bids Farewell to International Cricket

England’s Power-Hitter Alex Hales Bids Farewell to International Cricket

England’s hard-hitting opening batter, Alex Hales, has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 34. The T20 World Cup winner has decided to shift his focus towards a career in franchise leagues, bidding farewell to international cricket. The announcement was made through his official Instagram account, where he expressed gratitude for his journey in representing his country.

Hales, whose explosive batting style has earned him a reputation as a power-hitter, shared his sentiments in a retirement statement. “It has been an absolute privilege to have represented my country on 156 occasions across all three formats. I’ve made some memories and some friendships to last a lifetime and I feel that now is the right time to move on,” he stated.

 

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The impactful batter’s final appearance for England was in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, where his contributions played a crucial role in securing the T20 World Cup title for the English side. During the tournament, he showcased his prowess by amassing an impressive 212 runs in just six matches, leaving an indelible mark on the world stage.

England's Power-Hitter Alex Hales Bids Farewell to International Cricket

Throughout his international career, He represented his country in 11 Test matches, 70 ODIs, and 75 T20Is, leaving an imprint on each with his explosive performances. Beyond the international arena, Hales also had a brief stint in the IPL, participating in six matches.

Alex Hales Career Stats

Format Matches Innings Runs High Score 100s 50s
Test 11 21 573 94 0 5
ODI 70 67 2419 171 6 14
T20I 75 75 2074 116* 1 12
IPL 6 6 148 45 0 0
FC 107 182 6655 236 13 38
List A 175 169 6260 187* 17 32
T20 405 402 11253 116* 5 74

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Hales made his international debut against India in a T20I match at Manchester on August 31, 2011. His journey spanned various domestic and international teams, including Barbados Tridents, Buckinghamshire, Desert Vipers, Karachi Kings, Melbourne Renegades, Mumbai Indians, Nottinghamshire, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sydney Thunder, Trent Rockets, Worcestershire, and more.

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