Alex Hales, the England opener, thinks his team has a very good hazard of winning the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 at domestic later this year.
England placed No.1 at the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings, have been touted at sturdy favorites for the World Cup, which gets underway at home on 30 May. Now Hales, the team’s opener, has additionally expressed confidence that the facet can raise their maiden name.
“Yep, I’m going for it and announcing yes,” Hales stated when asked approximately England’s possibilities inside the match in an interview posted in The Guardian on Monday, 1 April. “I’m the maximum excited I even have ever been. I actually think we’re going to do some thing unique.”
As their rating indicates, England have developed into a formidable fifty-over outfit in view that their surprise first-round go out within the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015. Since then they have been especially strong at domestic, triumphing 30 in their forty-two ODIs while losing simplest nine.
Hales himself has been a critical a part of that achievement tale – he has scored 2229 runs at a mean of forty. Fifty-two and a strike-price of ninety-seven.Seventy-two because of the previous World Cup. It is in all likelihood that he may be in England’s playing XI after they face off with South Africa in the commencing fit at The Oval.
While his shares in one-day cricket have risen, Hales’ red-ball story hasn’t been quite as promising. He featured in eleven Tests but controlled most effective 573 runs at 27.28. He ultimate performed a Test in 2016.
But he isn’t too worried about his Test career. In truth he seemed to have embraced his fate when, in 2017, he determined to sign a white-ball simplest agreement with Nottinghamshire till 2019. He feels he can not be ‘international-elegance’ inside the longer format, but hopes to maintain making development within the shorter codecs.
“I assume there are best a handful of players who may be clearly world‑elegance in any respect 3 formats and having played all three, I’m now not certainly one of them. But I assume I can be in white-ball,” he said.