Alexander Daniel Hales is an English cricketer who was born on January 3 1989. A right-handed opening batsman, Hales made his debut against India in August 2014 and he went on to make his Test debut against South Africa in December 2-015. He currently plays for Nottinghamshire in County cricket, Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and the England cricket team. Hales is the only English batsman to notch a century in T20 format. Alex Hales was born in Hillington and he took his education from Buckinghamshire.
Hales burst into the limelight after hitting 55 runs off a single over in a cricket Idol T20 tournament at Lords in 2005. But, surprisingly, he got roped in to play first-class cricket for his fast bowling abilities.
Date of Birth:
3 January 1989
Age (as on 2018):
Hillingdon, London, England
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Westbrook Hay School, Hemel Hempstead, England Chesham Grammar School, Chesham, England
Alex Hales scored 55 runs while playing at London County Cricket Club’s Founders Day at Lord’s in 2005, which included three no balls. He smashed 8 sixes and a four in the over. He went on to finish the innings unbeaten 114.
While playing for Nottinghamshire, Hales scored 2018 runs in 2007. Interestingly, it was Hales’ second appearance for the county. This impressive score was followed by a century and two 95s.
Hales smashed 150 runs off just 102 balls against Worcestershire in a Pro40 match in 2009.
While playing third ODI against Pakistan in August 2016, he scored 171 off 122 balls which included 22 fours and 4 sixes. With this, he broke Robin Smith’s (167) record for highest ever individual ODI score.
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Brendon McCullum, Sachin Tendulkar
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Lesser Known Facts
His father Gary broke several local batting records while his grandfather was an acclaimed Tennis player.
In the Cricket Idol T20 tournament 2005, he was picked as a fast bowler, but he went on to score 55 runs in an over which included 8 maximums and a boundary because of 3 no balls. This knock served as the founding stone for Hales’ promising batting career.
He was rejected at the Hertfordshire trial when he was 14.
He was ranked number one ICC t20 batsman T20 batsman 2013.