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Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« on: February 20, 2018, 10:36:47 AM »

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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 10:38:21 AM »

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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 10:40:02 AM »

Hales is a clown for doing this. He is a good red ball player. Unless he has been told he won't play test cricket again, this is nuts.
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 10:46:49 AM »

I am surprised but this too, seeing how shaky the England middle order is. He was never suited to open up but slotting in at 5 could have been an option for him at some point perhaps.

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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 10:52:58 AM »

Hales is a clown for doing this.

Thinking hasn't always been his strongest point though, has it?
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 10:57:59 AM »

I feel like he should of had at least another season batting at 5 for Notts if he still wants to play test cricket. IIRC it was only at the end of the FC season he moved to 5. The England batting line-up is hardly concrete so a big 1,000+ run season (which he is capable of) could have put him in very good contention.

However if he doesn't want to play test cricket or the selectors think his time has passed (which is ridiculous for a bloke who is only 29) then he may as well manage his workload and make the most he can.
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 11:02:58 AM »

For Sam northeast fans on the forum a small gap is appearing

Not remotely surprised about hales decision there will be more to follow
Butler odds on you would think
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 11:07:46 AM »

For Sam northeast fans on the forum a small gap is appearing

Not remotely surprised about hales decision there will be more to follow
Butler odds on you would think

I am both a Hampshire fan, and a Northeast fan :)

Buttler and Morgan to be next, followed by Ball, Plunkett and Wood
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 11:17:06 AM »

tgis could potentially help our test side, those players who do want to play test cricket will focus on that!

There will be a definitive split in English cricket white ball vs red ball

With very feeble players playing both even at county level I would imagine!

All of this seems a bit daft to me! Have no time for those who give up the chance to play test cricket for their country!
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2018, 11:22:17 AM »

It just seems so odd to have announced it now, rather than before the IPL auction. Makes no sense to announce it after he's not got a gig and will likely be kicking his heels for April & Early May.

He won't be able to play the CPL either, as it clashes with the Blast. I really just don't get it, unless it's just a pure lack of drive / ambition....
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 11:28:32 AM »

Could this actually be an England cricket idea? They get slated for not allowing some of their short form only players to play CC around England games so this could be a more socially accepted way of doing it. It is certainly also these players forgetting the idea of playing test match cricket which isnt great as it is another step closer to long form cricket being a background noise in English cricket.
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2018, 11:38:15 AM »

Overall it makes sense to me... he can focus on that format of the game and is own technique relative to it... which should open up opportunities to play in the bigger money tournaments towards the end of his career.. The timing might be a little odd but I'm assuming he has been told he doesn't feature in the test team plans.
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 11:42:05 AM »

I am both a Hampshire fan, and a Northeast fan :)

Buttler and Morgan to be next, followed by Ball, Plunkett and Wood

Yes you would think those you mentioned are odds on.
Northeast is a very good player, if Vince does not score big in NZ there might be one gap this summer
Stone man looks good but needs runs as well
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2018, 01:00:38 PM »

Not surprised 1 bit about this.

For those saying that Hales had a shot at getting in the test side.... he might have done.... but the fact of it is that there are only 5 CC games before the 1st Test vs Pakistan on May 24th at Lords. So although it has been done before, you are relying on a lot of factors to get in that squad and therefore get 1st crack at this summers batting spot etc... and that's if Vince vacates it.
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Re: Alex Hales quits red ball cricket
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2018, 01:14:40 PM »

Could this actually be an England cricket idea?

I suspect it is - you'll note that Hales has specifically referenced the 2019 world cup as his review date, and Rashid refered to Team England having been "pleased with" his decision.  I hope this is not yet another example of the NAtional Squad stitching up the counties, because long term I suspect they will kill the domestic game that way.
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