Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales has been awarded an England incremental contract for 2012-13, by virtue of having played a total of ten T20 matches in the current contract period.

Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has also been awarded an incremental contract.

Non-contracted players can earn an England increment contract via a points system. Five points are awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI appearance, with an increment contract being awarded automatically once the player reaches 20 points during the 12-month contract period.

ECB National Selector, Geoff Miller, said: "Congratulations to both Alex and Luke. These contracts reflect the contributions both players have made for England in the T20 format since October."