England cricket board has recalled Alex Hales in place of injured Jonny Bairstow for the Men’s T20 World Cup squad.
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Alex Hales last played for England in march 2019 is finally back in the England squad.
Jonny Bairstow the wicketkeeper-batter sustained a left ankle injury while playing golf and the England cricket board decided to drop him off for the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup.
Hales is even being added to the T20 squad for September’s tour against Pakistan. Jason Roy was expected to replace Jonny Bairstow but selectors preferred to go with in-form batsman Alex Hales.
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he hasn’t played for England because of an “off field incident” where he was suspended after failing a test for drug use.
Alex Hales Comeback adds strength to England Squad
Hales after being expelled from the national team he had been waiting to hear his recall for the team and now is the opportunity to prove himself again.
He is the first England player to score a T20I hundred, and likely to partner skipper Jos Butler. Hales has experience against Australian tracks and this can help England outperform in the coming T20 World Cup 2022. Alex Hales so far scored 1644 runs in 60 T20Is so far which includes eight half-centuries.
After the off field incident, in November last year he apologized for the offence that he caused and posted on Instagram saying In his 20s, he made mistakes that cost him a lot and let down his family and friends.
On Thursday’s third test against South Africa, England’s red ball skipper Stokes spoke about Alex’s bowling in T20Is.
England’s Squad for Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 :- Jos Butler, Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.