Hales aims to stay on selectors' radar

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England T20 batsman Alex Hales hopes his performances for Nottinghamshire and the England Lions will keep him on the ECB selectors' radar for a place in the national ODI team.

England T20 batsman Alex Hales hopes his performances for Nottinghamshire and the England Lions will keep him on the ECB selectors' radar for a place in the first ODI team.

Hales has played 32 T20s for England but has yet to make his ODI or Test debuts, with the selectors oddly resistant to pick him, despite some sterling recent knocks. He made 141 off 96 balls for Notts against Middlesex this week.

Hales, who also scored a ton for the Lions a fortnight ago, told the <i>BBC</i>: "I'm feeling in really good nick across all three formats. When you come across patches like this you want to cash in whenever you can.

"All I can do is knock on the door with performances for Notts and the Lions.

"My performances in T20 for England have been some of the best of my career so far, so hopefully if I do get the chance in one-dayers, I can take some of that experience in and hopefully build some big innings in that format as well."

There have been calls for Hales to be included in the ODI squad in particular, so that he can be part of the World Cup in Australia, with pundits feeling he would be a better option than Alastair Cook or Ian Bell at the top.

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