Picture of Alex Hales

Alex Hales

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
England, England A, England XI, Nottinghamshire, England Under-19, Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades, Duronto Rajshahi, England Lions
Roles played:
ICC Rank:
Home country:
January 03, 1989, Hillingdon, Middlesex


As a 16-year old, Alex Hales hit 55 runs off a single over in a game of the Cricket Idol T20 tournament in 2005 held at Lord's, that included three no-balls, eight sixes and one four. Some called him the next Kevin Pietersen, while others ridiculed at the irony of selecting him as a fast bowler in the competition.

Born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, the tall right-handed batsman first played for Buckinghamshire in 2006; before he went on to make his first-class debut for Nottinghamshire in 2008, after scoring a century in only his second appearance for the Notts in 2007. Hales had a very successful 2008, as he represented the England Under-19s and played some wonderful cricket in their youth Test matches and one-dayers. He impressed with a batting average of 50 in Tests and 30 in the one-day arena. Hales was then named in England's Performance Programme squad in the winter of 2009-10. Such was the impact he created on the domestic front, that he received a surprise maiden international call-up to England's Twenty20 squad in 2011, to face India in their one-off T20I at Old Trafford. It was a forgettable debut as Hales was out on a duck. However, in his 5th T20I, he became the first cricketer in T20I history to be dismissed on 99.

Fast Facts

  • Alex Hales' father, Gary was a league cricketer in West London, and broke several local batting records whilst playing there.
  • His grandfather, Dennis was a famous tennis player who once took the great Rod Laver to five sets at the Wimbledon in the 60's.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
T20 31 31 956 5 36.76 136.37 1 6 116*
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
T20 16 0 0


England Vs India at Old Trafford, Manchester - Aug 31, 2011
Last played:
England Vs Netherlands at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014