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Hales credits team for his recent success

Hales scored 110 in a match winning effort at Barbados

By Anshuman Roy -

England opener Alex Hales has credited his team and team mates for his recent success against West Indies. He scored a match winning 110 against West Indies at Barbados to help England whitewash West Indies at home.

"It was encouraging that they stuck with me," Hales said on Thursday (March 9) after a match-winning knock of 110 in Barbados. "It was obviously my choice not to tour Bangladesh and it gave the opportunity for other people to come in and do well. That was a risk I knew I was taking and the injury then came at a bad time for me” said Hales in a recent media interaction after the one dayer.

"I missed the boat in India. I ran myself out in the first ODI in India and then batted with a broken hand in the second one. Karma didn't treat me very well. It's been a tough winter. But the team have backed me and stuck with me and hopefully I've repaid their faith” added Hales.

On the match Hales said “It took a while to settle," he said. "Me and Joe Root knew it would be tough against the seamers but we took our time and there were some ugly runs amongst it. We had a plan to be ultra-aggressive against the spinners and that plan worked for us. We wanted to put them under pressure. Then, the longer we got ourselves in, the easier the seamers became."

He also shared his thoughts on what he plans to do next as he concluded his interaction with the media. This is what he said “The plan next summer is to try and score as many runs as I can in the middle order. Obviously depending on how many games I play for Notts that may be hindered a bit. But I've got something set out for the next six months and that's a good plan for me”.

Anshuman Roy

Someone for whom Cricket is more than just a game.