Hales: There’s more to me than aggression

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England batsman Alex Hales was at the centre of the storm after the selectors opted to open with Moeen Ali alongside Alastair Cook in the Sri Lanka warm-ups, but Hales feels he'll have the chance to impress.

Hales has been an exciting addition to England's set up this year, and is one of the top-ranked T20 batsmen in the world. Dropping him was controversial, but Hales says he's more than a T20 basher and he can prove it.

Hales said in Colombo: "My belief and confidence are high. I know what I can do when I go out to bat. It's just transferring the runs from T20 into 50 overs.

"I would love to play in the World Cup in a few months' time but I have to earn the right to be selected. That's my goal.

"I have always been known as a bit of a dasher, a 20-over specialist but I've shown this year that my game is about more than that. My four-day form is back after a bad year.

"I feel good both mentally and physically. I feel the bad stuff is all behind me and I can start producing.

"There is much more to my game than just making quick runs and being aggressive.

"I am not just a slogger who can do well in the shortest form of the game. I can also build an innings and adapt my game to any situation."

The first of seven ODIs takes place on 26 November.

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