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Alex Hales announces his retirement from International Cricket

The 34-year-old English Cricket International, Alex Hales announces his retirement from International cricket on Friday.

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Abishek Goswami
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English prolific batter, Alex Hales announces his retirement from the International Cricket on Friday. The Nottinghamshire batter made his international debut in 2011 in a T20I match and went on to represent England in 11 Tests, 70 ODIs, and 75 T20Is. The right-handed notably played an integral role in helping England lift their 2nd T20 World Cup title last year as he scored 212 runs. He became his side's second-highest run-getter in the tournament. The 34-year-old's experience and prolific run with Big Bash League franchise Sydney Thunder was a huge help to England's T20 World Cup victory in 2022.

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Alex Hales was never in serious contention for this year's World Cup but would have been a contender for England's T20 title defence in the Caribbean and the United States next year. Instead, his retirement will open up opportunities for players like Will Jacks and Phil Salt.

"It has been an absolute privilege to have represented my country on 156 occasions across all three formats. l've made some memories and some friendships to last a lifetime and I feel that now is the right time to move on."

- Alex Hales

"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."

The English international made a surprise return for the T20 World Cup as ECB selected him as a replacement for the injured Jonny Bairstow. He spent three years on probation after testing positive for a recreational drug before the 2019 World Cup.

"Throughout the ups and downs, I've always felt a huge amount of support from my friends, family and undoubtedly the best fans in world cricket. I look forward to continuing to play for Notts and experiencing more franchise cricket around the world."

- Alex Hales concluded

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