Alex Lees is a left handed opening batsman who plays for Durham team in England domestic cricket. He earned a national call up for the England’s test series against West Indies in February 2022.
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A batsman with sound technique and experience of over a decade in County Championships, Alex Lees is touted to be the next candidate for the opening slot of the England test team. He started to play for Yorkshire since U13 level, and made his first class debut at the age of 17. He could not feature in U19 World Cup 2012 for England due to the demise of his father. At the age of 20 years, he became the youngest Yorkshire batsman to score a double century in County Championships history. He then played a key role in helping the Yorkshire team to lift the titles in 2014 and 2015 season.
In 2018, he shifted to Durham team due to his personal reasons. He then piled up runs heavily, and was the leading run getter in 2019 and was the second highest run scorer in 2021 season for Durham. With a void of reliable opening batsman in England test team, Alex Lees certainly would look to cement his place in the 11.
Last Updated 1.3.2022
Alex has been a terrific player in the domestic cricket over the last 10 years. He came into limelight after hitting 971 runs at an average of 44.14 to help the Yorkshire team to lift the 2014 County Championship title. For his performances, he won the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year. Since then, he has never looked back and has been scoring runs across all the formats.
In 127 First Class matches, he has amassed over 7000 runs at an average of 34.28. His highest score in First Class Cricket is 275* in 2013. While, he has an impressive average of around 40 in List A with 2095 runs in 63 appearances. In 56 T20s, he has garnered 1350 runs.
Although Alex Lees has done well in T20 format, he still has featured in less matches and has focused on the First Class cricket in the last decade. But, with the national call up, he will look to do well and get a contract from any of the franchises in the IPL auctions happening in the future.
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Alex Lees is married to Liv Lees for more than 2 years now, and have a son named Finn.
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