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IPL 7: Nottinghamshire star Alex Hales hopes to play in the tournament

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Alex Hales is the number one batsman in T20 cricket currently © Getty Images

Jan 31, 2014

Though England’s Alex Hales is the world number one batsman in Twenty 20 cricket, he still finds himself out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) radar, as the franchises have failed to notice him for the player auctions that will happen in two weeks’ time.

Hales who can deliver a strong message to the IPL teams if he performs well in the ongoing T20 series against Australia will also be aiming to help England win their match against the old enemy reports the Dailystar.

Being picked for an IPL team has its own benefits though as Hales will approximately earn a pound 320,000 pay cheque for seven weeks’ play, if he does get selected for the marquee event.

“It would be a great experience to play at the IPL. Every young T20 player wants to get into it, and it’s a case of fingers crossed for me at the moment. It’s a great tournament and would be a good experience after the T20 World Cup as well. I think a few players have done well in four-day cricket after playing at the IPL, so hopefully that could lead into improving my first-class game,” said Hales.

The Nottinghamshire star was denied the chance of playing in the IPL last season due to his county commitments, but this time he hopes that there would be no repeat of it if an India team does make a bid for him during the auctions.

“It is in my contract that I have to go in at the top bracket,” he added. “I’m happy with that and will see how it goes. It’s a little bit of everything – the crowds, the spectacle, the games, the TV coverage. It’s very good entertainment and something we can all learn from,” said Hales.

Apart from Hales the other English players who are set to play in the IPL are probably Samit Patel, Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara.

Other key English players such as Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes will focus on playing county cricket and preparing for the Test series against Sri Lanka and India.

Though Hales has not even played a One-Day International for England, still he harbours hopes of playing Test cricket for England.

“While I love the T20 game it’s every English cricketer’s dream to play in Test cricket, and that’s what I would love to do,” signed off Hales.

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