Alex Hales replaces David Warner at IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad
England batsman Alex Hales has been signed by Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad as Australian David Warner's replacement.
Hales, 29, had gone unsold when the IPL auction took place in January.
"I'm excited to be given this chance to play in arguably the biggest domestic tournament in the world," he said.
Last month, Hales signed a new contract with Nottinghamshire to play only limited-overs matches until the end of the 2019 season.
The deal had a clause that he could join an IPL side if he was signed up in the auction or as a replacement.
The IPL starts on 7 April before the group stage concludes on 20 May, while the knockout stage runs until 27 May.
He is set to miss two One-Day Cup matches against Lancashire and Northamptonshire if the Sunrisers fail to reach the knockout stages of the tournament.
Hales was part of the Notts side that dominated domestic limited-over cricket in 2017, winning the T20 Blast and the One-Day Cup.
The latter triumph was inspired by his brilliant innings of 187, the highest individual one-day score at Lord's.
|England players in IPL 2018|
|Name||Price||Franchise||Retained/purchased in auction/Replacement?|
|Ben Stokes||£1.38m||Rajasthan Royals||Retained|
|Chris Woakes||£820,000||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Purchased|
|Jos Buttler||£485,000||Rajasthan Royals||Purchased|
|Moeen Ali||£187,000||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Purchased|
|Jason Roy||£165,000||Delhi Daredevils||Purchased|
|Mark Wood||£165,000||Chennai Super Kings||Purchased|
|Chris Jordan||£110,000||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Purchased|
|Sam Billings||£110,000||Chennai Super Kings||Purchased|
|Alex Hales||TBC||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Replacement for David Warner|
|Tom Curran||TBC||Kolkata Knight Riders||Replacement for Mitchell Starc|
|Liam Plunkett||TBC||Delhi Daredevils||Replacement for Kagiso Rabada|