Date of birth – 3 January 1989 Hillingdon, Middlesex

Nottinghamshire First-Class Debut – 3 September 2008 v Somerset (Trent Bridge)

Alex Hales has delighted cricket crowds for over a decade with his powerful hitting and clean ball-striking.

The former MCC Young Cricketer had a meteoric rise through the ranks, after making his Nottinghamshire debut in 2008.

England call-ups came, with maiden T20 appearances in 2011 and a first ODI appearance in 2014.

Hales also played in 11 Tests between a Durban debut against South Africa on Boxing Day 2015 and a home series against Pakistan the following summer, scoring five half-centuries, with a best of 94.

His aggressive top-order stroke play has made Hales a much sought-after commodity in the world’s short-form competitions. The former ICC number one ranked T20 batsman has made regular appearances in Australia’s Big Bash tournament and other franchise events around the world, winning the 2019 Carribean Premier League alongside fellow Outlaw Harry Gurney. 

Hales was the first England player to score a T20 century, hitting an unbeaten 116 against Sri Lanka in 2014.

His 171, made at Trent Bridge against Pakistan in 2016, was also England’s highest individual ODI score at the time.

For Nottinghamshire, Hales has scored around 12,000 runs across the three formats and has produced some of the most dynamic hitting ever seen

He registered the highest recorded score in a Lord’s final, when his unbeaten 187 helped the Outlaws to their Royal London One-Day Cup triumph over Surrey in 2017, shortly before he hit a blistering 101 in a T20 match against Yorkshire.

Hales has since signed a white-ball only contract with the county and has established himself as one of the world's leading short-format batsmen.

In 2021's Vitality Blast, the explosive opener blistered 482 runs at a strike rate of 178.