Hales Backs England's
Batsmen To Shine
Featured News | 28th August 2014
Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales hopes to take advantage of familiar conditions when England face India at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
Hales shared a 54-run opening stand with England captain Alastair Cook and top-scored with 40 runs on debut albeit in a comprehensive defeat.
“Hopefully Alastair and I can feed off each other and a fifty-run partnership in our first outing gives us something to build on,” said Hales.
“We have a very skilful and talented batting line-up but I felt that India bowled exceptionally well on Wednesday.”
Hales scored 99 in his only previous international outing at Trent Bridge in a T20 against West Indies in June 2012.
His 2014 form on the domestic scene has been exceptional with a squad-leading average of 56.53 in the LV= County Championship allied to 76.80 in the Royal London One-Day Cup and 28.08 in the NatWest T20 Blast.
“It was great to make my debut but I love playing at Trent Bridge and this is a game I’ve been looking forward to,” said Hales.
“The 99 against West Indies is a great memory now but it was a big disappointment to me at the time.
“Hopefully the conditions will suit us on Saturday and get can get over the line.”
Saturday’s fixture is a complete sell-out.