Whilst contemporaries Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Joe Root have become established international cricketers across all three formats, Hales has been confined to Twenty20 by the national set-up until his ODI call-up this week.
Desmond Haynes spoke to while preparing for the final of the Caribbean Premier League, where he had a role as a mentor for the Barbados Tridents.
Jonhenry Wilson chatted exclusively to South Africa's latest ODI recruit Mthokozisi Shezi about success on an individual level in Australia, some big news via WhatsApp, a wise move to Cape Town, his relationship with Lance Klusener, a burning ambition to represent his race in fitting fashion - and more.
Spin bowler Dane Piedt has basked in Tuesday's call-up to South Africa's Test squad alongside fellow international rookie Stiaan van Zyl.
Chief executive officer Stuart Coventry is eager to see director of cricket Tom Moody and head coach Simon Helmot strike a balance across the Melbourne Renegades' squad for this year's Big Bash League.