Alex Hales hit a quickfire 38 off 22 deliveries in an entertaining contribution to the Trent Rockets’ total of 144-6 in their eventual defeat to the Birmingham Phoenix on Sunday. The knock included an enormous leg-side six and reminded England fans yet again of the Nottinghamshire man’s untapped potential in international white-ball cricket.
As October’s T20 World Cup begins to loom large, Hales remains in the cold after an incident involving a failed drug test in 2019. With over two years having passed since then, many onlookers have criticised England and Eoin Morgan’s stubbornness as cruel and damaging to the future success of the side.
⚠️ Warning: Serious Hales-storm hitting Birmingham ⚠️
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