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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2022 | Aaron Finch to replace Alex Hales in Kolkata Knight Riders squad

Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch will replace English batter Alex Hales in Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) squad for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Aaron Finch was brought in by the franchise after Alex Hales decided to pull out of the tournament in the last minute.
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newscricket6 months ago

England cancelling tour to Pakistan last year made absolutely no sense, says Alex Hales

Alex Hales has opined that the decision of England to cancel their tour to Pakistan last year made no sense, especially after the latter helped ECB during the Covid-19 outbreak. England were scheduled to tour Pakistan for two T20Is last year, but they cancelled the tour citing security concerns.
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newscricket6 months ago

PSL 2022 | Watch: Wahab Riaz slips during the run-up against Islamabad United

In a fixture between Peshawar Zalmi against Islamabad United, Wahab Riaz slipped horribly while facing Alex Hales injuring his hand in the process. Zalmi scored 168/6 while batting first as Sherfane Rutherford scored half-century but the opposition chased target in 16 overs with loss of one wicket.
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newscricketa year ago

BBL 2021-22 | Sam Billings locked in by Sydney Thunder for BBL 11

Sam Billings has been re-signed by Sydney Thunder ahead of the Big Bash League 2021-22, and will be reuniting with fellow countryman Alex Hales once again. The wicket-keeper batsman enjoyed a productive run last season, aggregating 260 runs from 10 innings at an impressive strike-rate of 142.
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newscricketa year ago

BBL 2021-22 | Alex Hales re-signs with Sydney Thunder

Alex Hales has been re-signed by the Sydney Thunder ahead of the Big Bash League 2021-22. The England opener will link up with his former national side coach Trevor Bayliss, who, in June, was revealed as the franchise’s coach for the coming three seasons.
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newscricketa year ago

For the last two years I’ve been reminding people that I’m an international quality player, says Alex Hales

Alex Hales, on the back of a match-winning showing, asserted that he sees every tournament as an opportunity to remind people of his quality, and insisted that for 2 years, he’s shown that he’s an international quality player. Hales further compared The Hundred’s intensity to international cricket.
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newscricketa year ago

Alex Hales’ continued omission must be down to ‘some other reason’, not just drugs, claims Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain, astonished by England’s continued omission of Alex Hales, asserted that the opener’s exclusion cannot be just down to his failed drug test, claiming that there must be ‘some other reason’ for his absence. Despite picking a ‘C’ team against Pakistan, ECB overlooked an in-form Hales.
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newscricketa year ago

Can’t do anything if people take my ‘respectful’ tweets out of context, says Eoin Morgan

England skipper Eoin Morgan has defended his historic tweets that allegedly belittled and mocked the English of a group of fans, and has claimed that his tweets have been taken out of context. Morgan and Buttler came under fire earlier this month for allegedly mocking fans’ broken English.
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featurecricketa year ago

Losing Ben Stokes is not ideal - but in no way is it a season-ending blow for Rajasthan Royals

‘So, now with Ben Stokes ruled out, how do Rajasthan stop themselves from finishing 9th in this 8th team competition?’
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

No change in England’s stance on Alex Hales, confirms Eoin Morgan

England skipper Eoin Morgan downplayed the possibility of handing a comeback to Alex Hales, and insisted that the opener, as things stand, is not in England’s plans in any format. Hales, who was a white-ball regular for England until 2019, had a fallout with Morgan following a failed drug test.
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