Hales feels he did not get a fair ODI crack


Batsman Alex Hales feels he was not given a fair run in the England team and believes he is more than capable of playing One Day International cricket (ODI).

Despite being a regular in the T20 format for England where he has scored one century and seven fifties, Hales has only played in nine ODI's, including only four matches at the recent World Cup.

Hales was thought to have the inside track to a starting berth when the selectors decided to drop skipper Alastair Cook, but Ian Bell was pushed up the order and Gary Ballance batted at number three at the global tournament.

Asked if he thinks he was treated unfairly, Hales said:  "Honestly, yes I do. I don't feel like I've had a proper crack at it yet.

"I played the back end of last summer against India, did OK without setting the world alight, and since then it has been the odd game, coming in, dropping out again. I think that is a fair thing to say.

"I read the press and saw the stuff about 'bringing the ball back in' and that I had been worked out – I got bowled once by Bhuvneshwar Kumar with an inswinger. That's not being worked out, that's a good delivery."