England batter Alex Hales has introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket with instant impact.
Hales’ three-year England exile for failing a leisure medicine check got here to an finish final yr when he was added to his nation’s T20 World Cup squad as a substitute for the injured Jonny Bairstow.
The 34-year-old went on to attain 212 runs within the match, with a better of 86 not out in opposition to India within the semi-finals, as England received the trophy however has now determined to deal with home white-ball cricket solely, with Nottinghamshire and in franchise leagues internationally.
Hales wrote on Instagram: “It has been an absolute privilege to have represented my nation on 156 events throughout all three codecs.
“All through my time in an England shirt I’ve skilled a few of the highest highs in addition to a few of the lowest lows.
“It has been an unimaginable journey and I really feel very content material that my final sport for England was successful a World Cup closing.
“All through the ups and down I’ve at all times felt an enormous quantity of assist from my buddies, household and undoubtedly the perfect followers in world cricket.
“I stay up for persevering with to play for Notts and exploring extra franchise cricket all over the world.”
Hales scored 2,419 runs for England in 70 one-day internationals and a pair of,074 in T20 internationals with a mixed seven lots of and 26 half-centuries.
The fitting-hander was the primary man to attain a T20 worldwide century for England, together with his 64-ball 116 not out in opposition to Sri Lanka in 2014 remaining the crew’s highest rating within the format.
Hales was jettisoned from the England squad forward of the 50-over World Cup on dwelling soil in 2019 after then-captain Eoin Morgan stated his failed medicine check had led to a “full breakdown in belief”.
The batter had misplaced his place as first-choice opener two years earlier after the incident exterior a Bristol nightclub that additionally concerned Ben Stokes.
Hales featured in 11 Checks for England between 2015 and 2016, scoring 5 fifties at a median of 27.28.