"Let's do something special" – Alex Hales on England's chances at the World Cup


Alex Hales, who opened England, believes his team will have a good chance of winning the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in 2019 at home later this year.

England, ranked No. 1 in the ICC ODI Team Ranking of MRF Tires tires, was singled out as a strong favorite for the World Cup, which starts on May 30 at home. Now Hales, the team that opened the team, also expressed confidence that the team can lift its first title.

"Yes, I'm going for it and saying yes," Hales said when asked about England's chances in the tournament in an interview published in The Guardian on Monday, April 1. "I'm more excited than ever. I think we're going to do something special."

"I really think we're going to do something special"

As the standings indicate, England has evolved into a formidable 50-year-old team since the first outing at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Since then they have been particularly strong at home, winning 30 of their 42 ODIs as they lose. only nine.

Hales himself has been an integral part of this success story – he scored 2229 races at an average of 40.52 and a strike rate of 97.72 since the previous World Cup. He is likely to play XI in England when he takes on South Africa in the opening match of The Oval.

As his actions on a cricket day went up, Hales's red ball story was not as promising. He participated in 11 tests, but only managed 573 races at 27.28. He last played a test in 2016.

But he's not too worried about his test run. In fact, he seemed to have embraced his fate when in 2017 he decided to sign a contract with Nottinghamshire only until 2019. He feels he can not be "world-class" in the larger format but expects to continue making progress in the shorter formats .

"I think there are only a handful of players who can be truly world-class in all three formats and having played all three, I am not one of them. But I think I can be on the white ball," he said.


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