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Alex Hales Announces his Shocking International Retirement for Franchise T20 Cricket



Alex Hales Announces his Shocking International Retirement

Alex Hales Announces his Shocking International Retirement for Franchise T20 Cricket: England opener Alex Hales was the key player in their T20 World Cup 2022. He has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.

The 34-year-old has decide to focus on his career in franchise T20 leagues around the globe.

Hales made his England debut in 2011 and went on to play 11 Tests, 70 ODIs and 75 T20Is, scoring a total of 5066 runs across all formats.

He was the first Englishman to score a T20I century, an unbeaten 116 against Sri Lanka in the 2014 World T20.

He also holds the record for the highest individual ODI score by an England batter, a stunning 171 off 122 balls against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in 2016.

Hales was part of the England team that transformed their white-ball fortunes after the 2015 World Cup debacle. Playing with an aggressive and fearless approach that made them one of the best limited-overs sides in the world.

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However, his international career was marred by some off-field controversies that led to his exclusion from the squad for the 2019 World Cup, which England won on home soil.

He was suspended for his involvement in a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in 2017, along with Ben Stokes. And later tested positive for a recreational drug ahead of the World Cup.

He made a comeback to the England team in 2022, after being recalled for the T20 World Cup in Australia. He played a vital role in their campaign, scoring 86 not out off 43 balls in the semi-final against India and helping them lift their second T20 title.

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Hales said that it was an “absolute privilege” to have represented his country. He felt “very content” that his last game for England was winning a World Cup final. He thanked his teammates, coaches, family and fans for their support and wished them all the best for the future.

Hales has represented several franchises around the world, including Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL, Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League, Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League and Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League.

In his statement, Hales said that he was looking forward to playing in different conditions. And learning from some of the best players and coaches in the world. He also expressed his desire to continue playing domestic cricket for Nottinghamshire. Where he has been a prolific run-scorer since making his debut in 2008.


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ICC World Cup 2023: ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing XI for 1st Match



ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing XI for 1st Match

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing XI for 1st Match: Defending Champion England will be face New Zealand in the 1st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5.

Joe Root, Moeen Ali, and Ben Stokes are among the crucial players from the English side. On the other hand, Tom Latham will be leading the New Zealand troops in this game. Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, and Trent Boult are among the key players from the side.

England have not lost any of their last five games and seems to be in great touch for the World Cup. New Zealand, on the other hand, have been decent in the last few days, winning their last two games.

Match: England vs New Zealand

Date: 5th October, 2023

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Expected Playing XI:

England: Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, M Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (C), Aadil Rashid, Mark Wood, R Topley

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, D. Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham (C), Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, L Ferguson, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Pitch Report:

The Narendra Modi Stadium is a batting-friendly surface and is expected to assist the batters once again here. Pacers, in particular, may enjoy some seam and swing at the start, which can create problems for the batters.

Temperature: 33°c

Humidity: 49%

Wind Speed: 11 km/hr

Precipitation: NO

ENG vs NZ Head-to-Head Record:

These two teams have played a total of 95 games against each other in this format so far, where England won 45 games while New Zealand pocketed 44 in their favor.

England: 45 wins

New Zealand: 44 wins

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Players Stats:

Devon Conway: 874 runs in 22 matches

Jonny Bairstow: 3653 runs in 98 matches

Daryl Mitchell: 1025 runs and 13 wickets in 29 matches

Joe Root: 6246 runs in 162 matches

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Team for Small League:

WK: Jonny Bairstow (vc), Tom Latham, Devon Conway (c), Jos Butler

Batsmen: Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Daryl Mitchell

All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Mark Wood

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Shadab Khan Feels Rohit Sharma is most toughest Batsmen to Bowl



Shadab Khan Feels Rohit Sharma is most toughest Batsmen to Bowl

Shadab Khan Feels Rohit Sharma is the most toughest Batsmen to Bowl: There is no question that the Indian cricket squad is chock-full of A-list players. This star-studded team features players like Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Rohit Sharma.

With the ODI World Cup 2023 just around the corner, the players will be focused on putting up strong performances and perhaps winning the competition.

Shadab Khan, the all-rounder for the Pakistan squad, took the spotlight to talk about the star power that the Indian team had as the team came in India for the World Cup for the first time in seven years. The 24-year-old came up and nominated Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper.

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Shadab opined that he admires Rohit Sharma a lot and named him one of the most influential batters in world cricket. He also stated that Rohit is extremely difficult to bowl to.

“I admire Rohit Sharma a lot and among the leading batsmen in the world, he is the most difficult to bowl to. Once he gets set he becomes very dangerous. Among the bowlers, since I am a leg-spinner, it will be Kuldeep Yadav given his recent form,” Shadab Khan was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.

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Furthermore, Shadab Khan also talked of the welcome that the Pakistan side received when they arrived in Hyderabad for their first warm-up game against New Zealand. Shadab Khan pointed out the brilliant hospitality and the tasty food that they were greeted with.

“The welcome was fantastic at the (Hyderabad) airport and also a lot of people have been thronging the team hotel and hospitality wise it’s been really good,” Shadab Khan said.

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“The food has been really tasty and the support staff (all South Africans) are worried that we end up increasing our fat percentage (laughs). Hope, we get the same love in Ahmedabad where we play India (laughs),” he added.

After losing their first World Cup warm-up game against New Zealand, Pakistan will be taking on Australia in their final warm-up game on Tuesday, October 3. Furthermore, they will begin their World Cup campaign by taking on the Netherlands on Friday, October 6.


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