Alex Hales could return to the England national team



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Alex Hales could return to the England national team

Alex Hales, once one of England’s top players, could return to the team after a two-year break due to a positive doping test. Team captain Eoin Morgan also believes Morgan could be a member of the team again "I think he does," Morgan said ahead of the first T20I against Sri Lanka when asked about the possibility of Hales playing for England again, as quoted by cricbuzz "I think when you look at the player that he is and the performances that he puts in around the world, he's a very fine player."

"But when you look at the players that we have available to us at the moment were spoiled, and I think the longer you spend out of the side the further away you get from the position you once had. "I think looking at our top order at the moment in particular, even behind our top 3 or 4 we have guys sitting behind there that have drastically improved their performance in the international shirt that are taking up a position."

Conversation

It looks like there will be a conversation between them, as well as the coach, to get Morgan to try to explain and correct the mistake. "I think there are conversations to be had between Alex, myself and the coach, and potentially a few of the players, but trying to get those happening in Covid times has been an issue.

But they could happen at some stage," he said. It is not yet known if Joe Root will be on the list "There's no definitive answer on anybody at the moment," Morgan said on Root's chances of making it to the T20 World Cup.

"Obviously Joe is keen to get back involved when he can. "We know the demands on his schedule which have probably led to him not having as many opportunities. But equally with him missing games other guys have come in and done well - Dawid (Malan) I think is a good example of that - but there's no way we're ruling Joe out."

David Willey and Chris Woakes will return to the team after a long time "Both Dave and Chris have played a lot for us in the past, both 50 over and T20, so we know the potential that they have," he noted. "It's great they're back involved, specifically for T20 cricket in the build-up to the World Cup.

The things we look at in the next four weeks will be a serious and genuine look, potentially with World Cup selection down the line."