Hales is ready to grab his chance with both hands, says the England batting coach.
England batting coach Mark Ramprakash says impressive batsman Alex Hales is ready to grab his chance with both hands if selected to play during the Cricket World Cup.
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Ramprakash has spent plenty of time with Hales in the nets and believes the Nottinghamshire man is knocking on the door of a place in the England starting XI.
“I’m glad you brought up Alex Hales because he has batted extremely well in the nets in a very challenging scenario I set up for him,” Ramprakash is quoted as saying by The Express.
“I was very impressed. In fact the whole trip he’s had a real shift in his maturity, his level of professionalism.
“It’s always a challenge for any player if they’re not playing in the final eleven to get themselves motivated and practice well.
“But he’s done that. Alex is knocking on the door hard in my opinion.”
England coach Peter Moores has so far resisted giving Hales an extended run in the side, with the 28-year-old yoyo-ing in and out of the side during the recent ODI series’ against India and Sri Lanka.
The right-handed batsman has played in seven ODI’s for England, averaging a modest score of 18.