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ICC World T20 2014: Alex Hales can repeat heroics against South Africa, believes Stuart Broad

Alex Hales has been tipped by Stuart Broad to deliver against South Africa © Getty Images
Alex Hales has been tipped by Stuart Broad to deliver against South Africa © Getty Images

London: Mar 29, 2014

England limited-overs captain Stuart Broad is confident that opener Alex Hales can repeat his record-breaking maiden Twenty20 century against Sri Lanka, in their ‘must-win’ match against South Africa in the World T20.

As good as England’s Hales-inspired win over Sri Lanka was, it did not make much difference to the task ahead of them with the South Africa game, which is the do-or-die match of the group.

According to the Mirror, although England will have to produce something special to secure their first back-to-back T20 wins in any tournament or series in over two years, however, Broad is confident that centurion Hales will produce another clean-hitting display, which will be a huge boost for England going into their final two group games.

Broad further said that although he has seen Hales produce similar performances on numerous occasions, he however, has not witnessed the opener doing it under the intense scrutiny of the World Cup in a must-win game.

With New Zealand set to beat the Netherlands in the afternoon, the loser of England’s game in the evening will be knocked out of the tournament, the report added.

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