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Alex Hales Announces Retirement from International Cricket

England’s T20 World Cup winning squad member Alex Hales announced his retirement from international cricket on August 4, 2023.

Alex Hales Announces Retirement from International Cricket

Hales last played for England in the T20 World Cup final last November, having been recalled to the side for the competition after a three-year absence. Alex played a huge role in England’s T20 World Cup 2022 winning campaign and scored an unbeaten 86 against India in the semifinal in a blistering partnership with Jos Buttler.

T20 World Cup 2022 winner
England won the ICC T20 World Cup 2022(Image: ICC)

Hales made his international debut in 2011 in a T20I against India. His ODI debut came three years later, also against India, and he also played 11 Test matches between 2015 and 2016.

“I’ve made some memories and some friendships to last a lifetime and I feel that now is the right time to move on,” Hales said in his announcement on social media.

The 34-year-old signs off as a T20 World Cup winner after returning to the international fold to be a part of England’s winning squad last year in Australia.

“Throughout my time in an England shirt I’ve experienced some of the highest highs as well as some of the lowest lows. It’s been an incredible journey and I feel very content that my last game for England was winning a World Cup final”, Hales said in his statement.


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He played his last ODI in 2019 and was a massive part of England’s white-ball revolution. He was dropped from their ODI squad weeks before the start of their famous 2019 World Cup campaign after he failed a drugs Test.

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Alex Hales skipped England’s white-ball tour of Bangladesh in March earlier this year to play in the Pakistan Super League instead. The England opener made 156 appearances for the national team, amassing over 5000 international runs.

Category T20I ODI Tests
Games 75 70 11
Runs 2,074 2,419 573
Highest score 116* 171 94
Average 30.95 37.79 27.28
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