Alex Hales: England ODI opener to play only white-ball cricket for Nottinghamshire

Alex Hales
Alex Hales held the record for England's highest ODI individual score until his 171 was surpassed by Jason Roy's 180 at the MCG in January

England ODI opener Alex Hales has signed a new deal with Nottinghamshire to play only limited-overs matches until the end of the 2019 season.

He follows the path set by England team-mate Adil Rashid, who announced last week he will only play white-ball cricket for Yorkshire in 2018.

Hales, 29, has played 58 one-day and 52 T20 internationals for England, but his last Test appearance was in 2016.

"We respect Alex's decision," said Notts director of cricket Mick Newell.

"He's an outstanding white-ball player. He's entitled to make himself available for whatever format he wants to play.

"We look forward to him helping us win more trophies in that format of the game. He was integral to our success in 50 and 20-over cricket last summer."

Hales was part of the Notts side that dominated domestic limited-over cricket in 2017, winning both the T20 Blast and the One-Day Cup.

The latter triumph was inspired by his brilliant innings of 187, the highest individual score in a Lord's one-day final.

As well as his 434 runs in the 50-over competition at 72.33, he made another 507 runs at 33.80 for Notts last season in 20-over cricket.

He was then part of the England side that beat Australia 4-1 in the One-Day International series against Australia in January.

"I'm grateful to the club for extending my deal," said Hales. "I love batting at Trent Bridge - it's my favourite place to play."

Alex Hales was part of the Notts side that won both the One-Day Cup and the T20 Blast in 2017
Alex Hales was part of the Notts side that won both the One-Day Cup and the T20 Blast in 2017

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