ICC World Cup 2019: Alex Hales to join England squad despite being on personal break
Alex Hales averages 37.79 from 67 ODI innings, with six hundreds. © Getty

Alex Hales will link up with England‘s ODI squad for a pre-World Cup training camp despite having taken an indefinite break from cricket for “personal reasons” recently.

Hales announced last week that he is stepping aside from Nottinghamshire’s ongoing one-day matches, but the latest news is that the 30-year-old will travel to Cardiff to train alongside the England squad.

Hales is part of England’s preliminary 15-man World Cup squad for the tournament that begins May 30. He has played 70 ODIs for England in which he has scored 2419 runs with six centuries and 14 half-centuries.

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The entire England World Cup squad, as well as fast bowlers Chris Jordan and the uncapped Jofra Archer, will assemble in Wales for a camp before ODIs against Ireland and Pakistan.

Also traveling to Cardiff are England skipper Eoin Morgan and opener Jason Roy, both of whom missed county games with injury this week.