Alex Hales Biography, Age, Career, Family and Net Worth

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Alexander Daniel Hales Biography
Full Name Alexander Daniel Hales
Nick Name Alex Hales
Profession Cricket Player
Date of Birth January 3, 1989
Birthplace Hillingdon, United Kingdom
Age 35 years
School Chesham Grammar School, Westbrook Hay Prep School
Education N/A
Nationality British and English
Eye Colour Hazel Grey
Hair Colour Brown
Figure Measurement 44-34-36 inches
Bowling Right-arm medium
Batting Right-handed
Role Opening batter
Religion Christianity
Zodiac/ Star Sign Capricorn
Gender Male
Height 1.96 m
Weight 78 KG
Father’s Name Gary Hales
Mother’s Name Lisa Hales
Siblings N/A
Marital Status Unmarried
Girl Friend Name  Danni Gisbourne (ex), Nina Strong (present)
kids N/A
Father-in-Law Name N/A
Sister-in-Law Name N/A
Brother-in-Law Name N/A
Mother-in-Law Name N/A
Net Worth Approx.$1.5 million

Alex Hales’s Introduction

Alex Hales’s Biography

Alex Hales is a notable English cricketer, renowned for his explosive batting at the top of the order. Born on January 3, 1989, in Hillingdon, London, Alex Hales grew up in a sporting family, with his father being a record-breaking local cricketer and his grandfather a talented tennis player. Alex Hales is now 35 years old. Initially starting his career as a medium-fast bowler, Hales gained recognition for his exceptional batting skills. At just 16, he made headlines by scoring 55 runs off a single over in a Cricket Idol T20 tournament at Lord’s. 

Alex Hales’s Education

Alex Hales attended Westbrook Hay School and Chesham High School, now known as Chesham Grammar School, in Buckinghamshire. His education in these schools laid the foundation for his cricketing career. Hales, known for his explosive batting style, later went on to have a successful cricketing career, playing for Nottinghamshire and representing England in international cricket. His early education in Buckinghamshire was an important part of his journey to becoming a professional cricketer.

Alex Hales’s Girl Friend

Alex Hales’s Girl Friend

Alex Hales, the renowned English cricketer, is currently in a romantic relationship with Nina Strong. Nina, who hails from South Africa, is a qualified chartered accountant with an impressive academic background, including a degree in accounting and business management from Stellenbosch University. The couple went public with their relationship in 2022 and Alex Hales proposed to Nina in South Africa earlier this year. They have been seen together at various public events and on social media. 

Before his relationship with Nina Strong, Alex Hales was previously linked with Danni Gisbourne. Danni, the founder of ‘Summer Club Swimwear’, had been in a relationship with Hales since 2016. However, their relationship ended following a cheating scandal involving Hales. This split was quite public and attracted significant attention due to the nature of the circumstances surrounding their breakup.

Alex Hales’s Domestic Career

Alex Hales’s Domestic Career

Country Cricket

In 2005, when Alex Hales was only 16, he became famous in England for scoring 55 runs in just one over during a T20 cricket tournament. This was surprising because he was known more for his bowling skills at that time.

The next year, in 2006, Hales played cricket for Buckinghamshire. In 2007, he joined the MCC Young Cricketers and also tried out for the Nottinghamshire team. He did really well, scoring 218 runs in one of his first games for Nottinghamshire. This performance led to him getting a two-year contract with them. In 2008, Hales played his first List A cricket match against Leicestershire and also played his first major (“first-class”) match against Somerset. He continued to play well and got another two-year contract in 2009. That year, he scored 150 runs in a game against Worcestershire, which was the highest score in that season’s Pro40 competition.

In 2011, Alex Hales scored a century (100 runs) in a county championship game for Nottinghamshire. This performance got him noticed by the selectors for the England national team. He continued to improve and scored 184 runs in another match.

In 2015, Alex Hales showed his powerful batting again by hitting six sixes in a row during a T20 game against Birmingham. Two years later, in 2017, he scored 95 runs in just 30 balls in a T20 game against Durham.

Alex Hales in England

In 2008, Alex Hales played for the England Under-19 cricket team. He played both Test matches and One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against New Zealand’s Under-19 team. He did really well, scoring an average of 50 runs in the Test matches and over 30 in the ODIs, including scoring more than 50 runs three times. 

After only one year playing county cricket, Hales was chosen to be part of a special England cricket training program in the winter of 2009 and 2010. Then, in the summer of 2011, he was picked to play for the England Lions (a kind of second-level national team) in their matches against Sri Lanka. He got to play in all of these matches.

Alex Hales 2011–2012 India, West Indies and World T20

Alex Hales 2011–2012 India, West Indies and World T20

After playing really well in local T20 cricket, Alex Hales was picked to join the main England cricket team for a game against India. In his first game, he didn’t score any runs, but in the next series against the West Indies, he did really well. He scored 62 runs and wasn’t out, helping England win the game with a total lead of 128 runs alongside another player, Craig Kieswetter.

On June 24, 2012, in a T20 international match, England achieved their highest score ever to win a game. Hales was the best player in that match, scoring 99 runs before getting out. He also played in two games against South Africa, scoring 11 runs in each. He is the only player in T20 International cricket to get out when he was just one run short of 100.

Hales became a key player for England’s T20 team. In the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, England won against Afghanistan, but Alex Hales got out after scoring 31 runs. England didn’t do well in the next game against India, getting all out for just 80 runs. However, Alex Hales played well in another game against the West Indies, scoring 68 runs. In that game, he and another player, Eoin Morgan, set a record for the highest fourth-wicket partnership in the history of the ICC World T20. England did beat New Zealand in the tournament, but then lost to Sri Lanka. Alex Hales only scored 3 runs in that match, which led to England being out of the tournament.

Alex Hales 2013–2014 New Zealand, Australia and T20 World Cup

Alex Hales 2013–2014 New Zealand, Australia and T20 World Cup

Alex Hales played in three T20 games against New Zealand alongside his teammate Michael Lumb. His scores in these matches were 21, 5, and 80. In the third game, where he scored 80, he and Lumb started England’s batting and together scored 143 runs, helping England win easily. In a later series, Alex Hales scored 39 runs before one of the matches had to stop. Against Australia, he did really well, scoring 94 runs and moving up in the international player rankings. But in Australia, his performance wasn’t as good, with scores of 22, 16, and 6. He was supposed to play in a One Day International (ODI) series in the West Indies but got injured and could only play in the T20 series, where he scored 3, 40, and 38 runs.

In the 2014 World T20, England had to play against tough teams. In the first game against New Zealand, Hales didn’t score any runs, but in the next game against Sri Lanka, he scored an unbeaten 116, becoming the first English player to score a century in a T20 International. He and Eoin Morgan also set a record for the highest third-wicket partnership in the history of the T20 World Cup. However, England lost to South Africa and were eliminated from the competition. Their final match was a big loss against the Netherlands, where Hales scored 12 runs and England only made a total of 88.

Alex Hales’s 2014 Sri Lanka and India

Alex Hales stayed in the England team when Peter Moores became the coach for the T20 team. They played against Sri Lanka, and even though England lost, Hales was the highest scorer with 66 runs.

Alex Hales then played his first One Day International (ODI) games in a series against India. He did quite well at the beginning, scoring 42 and 40 in the first two matches. However, England lost both of these games. In the last two games of the series, Alex Hales didn’t score many runs, only making 6 and 4, and England lost the series 3-1. But he did well in a T20 match against India, scoring 40 runs and helping England to win.

For the series against Sri Lanka, Alex Hales was initially not chosen to play in the first two games. But he was brought back for the third ODI, where he scored 27 runs. In the fourth ODI, he replaced Alistair Cook, who was suspended, but he got out without scoring any runs. In the last game of the series, he scored seven runs.

Alex Hales’s 2015 World Cup

Alex Hales’s 2015 World Cup

Alex Hales didn’t get to play in the beginning of the World Cup for England. He only played when they really needed to win against Bangladesh. In that game, he scored 27 runs, but England still lost and was knocked out of the tournament. Alex Hales also played in the last match of the tournament against Afghanistan, where he scored 37 runs and helped England win by nine wickets.

Alex Hales’s 2015 Cricket Career

New Zealand

Alex Hales was part of the England cricket team for a series of five One Day International (ODI) games against New Zealand. In the first game, he scored 20 runs and England won with a big lead of 210 runs. In the second game, Alex Hales played better, scoring 54 runs, but England lost by a narrow margin of 13 runs. England also lost the third game, with Alex Hales scoring 23 runs. In the fourth ODI, Hales scored 67 runs, helping England win by seven wickets. In the last game of the series, Hales only scored one run, but England still won the match and the series with a 3-2 lead. Hales also scored 27 runs in a single T20 match against New Zealand, which England won.

Australia

In a T20 game between England and another team, Alex Hales only scored three runs. However, England still won the match by a narrow margin of five runs. In a One Day International (ODI) series, Alex Hales didn’t start well, scoring 22 runs in the first match and 18 in the second. England lost both of these games. They did win the third game, even though Alex Hales was still not in his best form. In the fourth game of the series, Alex Hales did not score any runs (known as a ‘duck’), but England managed to win by reaching a target of 299 runs set by Australia, tying the series at 2-2. In the final and deciding match of the series, Hales scored only four runs and England lost, meaning Australia won the series.

Pakistan

Although Alex Hales was selected for the Test cricket team against Pakistan, he didn’t get to play in any Test matches. He did play in the One Day International (ODI) series though. In the first ODI, he scored ten runs but England lost that game. In the second ODI, Alex Hales did much better, scoring 109 runs and helping England win by a big margin of 95 runs. In the third match, he scored 30 runs and England won again, leading the series 2-1. In the final ODI, Hales scored 22 runs, contributing to England’s victory and winning the series 3-1.

Alex Hales’s 2016 Cricket Career

Alex Hales’s 2016 Cricket Career 

South Africa

In a cricket series against Pakistan in the UAE, a BBC Sport commentator pointed out that Alex Hales had a weak batting technique, especially when playing balls outside the off stump. He noted that Alex Hales might be okay in shorter formats of cricket, but this weakness could be a problem in Test cricket. Indeed, in a Test series in South Africa, fast bowlers easily got Alex Hales out because of this issue. Hales’ scores weren’t great in the first three Test matches, but England still won two of them.

In contrast, Alex Hales did much better in the One Day International (ODI) series. He scored four half-centuries and one century, becoming the top scorer in the series. His performances in these ODIs were a big improvement from the Test matches. However, in the T20 series against the same team, Alex Hale’s scores were lower and England lost the games.

T20 World Cup

In a cricket series, Alex Hales scored 28 runs for England in their first game, which they lost to the West Indies. Then, he scored 17 runs in a remarkable game against South Africa. Hales couldn’t play the next game against Afghanistan because he was hurt, but he came back for a very important match against Sri Lanka. In that game, he didn’t score any runs (known as a ‘duck’), but England still won. In the semi-final against New Zealand, he scored 20 runs, helping England reach the final. However, in the final against the West Indies, he only made one run, and England ended up in second place.

Sri Lanka

Alex Hales stayed in England’s cricket team for a series against Sri Lanka. In the first game, he scored 86 runs and had a good partnership with Jonny Bairstow, helping England win by a lot of runs. In the second game’s first innings, he started well with 83 runs but didn’t get to 100. He only scored 11 runs in the second innings, but England still won easily. In the last game, Alex Hales scored 18 runs in the first innings and almost made 100 in the second innings, but got out for 94. This game ended without a winner, but England won the series 2-0.

In the One Day Internationals (ODIs) against Sri Lanka, Hales scored only 4 runs in the first game, which ended in a tie. In the second game, he scored 133 not out and had a great partnership with Jason Roy, leading England to win without losing any wickets. In the third game, he didn’t score any runs and couldn’t play in the last two games because he was hurt. England won the series 3-0.

Pakistan

In a cricket series against Pakistan, Alex Hales didn’t score many runs in the first Test. He made six runs in the first innings and 16 in the second, and England lost that match. In the second Test, Hales scored a total of 34 runs, but England won the game. In the third Test, after scoring 17 runs in the first innings, Alex Hales scored 54 in the second innings, helping England win the game comfortably. In the final Test, Alex Hales again had a tough time, scoring only six and 12 runs in the two innings, and England lost, making the series end in a tie.

In the One Day International (ODI) series, Alex Hales scored seven and 14 runs in the first two games, with England winning both. In the third ODI, Hales played exceptionally well, scoring 171 runs, which was the highest individual score in an ODI at that time. His performance helped England set a new record for the highest team score in an ODI. England won this match too. Hales scored eight runs in the fourth ODI as England won again. However, in the last game of the series, Hales could only make 23 runs, and England lost their first match of the series, with the final series score being 4-1 in favour of England. In a T20 International game, Hales was the top scorer for England with 37 runs, but they lost the match.

Alex Hales’s 2017 Cricket Career

Alex Hales’s 2017 Cricket Career

India

Alex Hales didn’t play in the series against Bangladesh because of safety reasons. In the first One Day International (ODI) against India, he scored nine runs in a game where England made a total of 350 runs, but they still lost by three wickets. In the second ODI, he scored 14 runs, but England lost again, this time by 15 runs. After that, Alex Hales couldn’t play in the rest of the series because he was injured.

West Indies

Alex Hales couldn’t play in the first two games against the West Indies because he was hurt. However, he played in the last game of the series. In that game, he scored 110 runs, helping England reach a total score of 328 runs. England won this match by a large margin of 186 runs.

Ireland

In the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match, Alex Hales scored 55 runs from 47 balls. England needed to score 127 runs to win, and they achieved this target in 20 overs. In the second ODI, Hales scored 32 runs from 35 balls, and England won this game as well, this time by 8 runs.

South Africa

Alex Hales had a good start in the One Day International (ODI) series, scoring 61 runs from 60 balls in the first match, helping England to a 72-run victory. However, in the second ODI, he scored only 24 runs from 28 balls. In the third ODI, he managed just one run from two balls, and England had a tough game, scoring only 153 runs in total. In the first Twenty20 (T20) match, Alex Hales scored 47 runs from 38 balls. He wasn’t part of the team for the second T20 match, but he returned for the third T20, where he scored 36 runs from 28 balls.

Champions Trophy

At the beginning of the cricket tournament, Alex Hales played really well. He scored 95 runs from 86 balls in the first match. Although he didn’t reach 100 runs, he kept up his good performance by scoring 56 runs from 62 balls in a game against New Zealand. However, in the last group stage game against Australia, he got out without scoring any runs (known as a ‘duck’). Then, in the semi-final against Pakistan, he only made 11 runs and England ended up losing that match.

2019 Cricket World Cup

In April 2019, Alex Hales was selected to be part of England’s cricket team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. However, just two days after the team was announced, Alex Hales said he couldn’t play in Nottinghamshire’s match against Lancashire for personal reasons. Nottinghamshire then said on their website that they didn’t know when Hales would come back to playing cricket.

Later in April, it was found out that Alex Hales had failed a drug test because he had used a recreational drug. He was banned from playing cricket for 21 days because of this. At the end of April, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said that Alex Hales was removed from England’s World Cup team and all other England teams for that season.

After that, Alex Hales wasn’t chosen to play for England anymore during Eoin Morgan’s time as captain. Morgan said that this was because Alex Hales had lost the trust of the team.

2022 T20 World Cup

In September 2022, Alex Hales was brought back into the English T20 cricket team for the T20 World Cup. He replaced Jonny Bairstow, who was injured. In the first couple of matches, Hales had average scores, but then he found his form. He and the team captain, Jos Buttler, did really well together. They had partnerships of 81 and 75 runs against New Zealand and Sri Lanka, and then set a record with an opening partnership of 170 runs in the semi-final against India. Alex Hales scored 86 runs and didn’t get out in that match, which won him the Man of the Match award and helped England reach the final. England won the final match and the T20 World Cup, but Alex Hales only scored one run in that match.

Alex Hales’s Domestic T20 Leagues

Alex Hales’s Domestic T20 Leagues

Indian Premier League

In March 2015, Alex Hales joined the Mumbai Indians cricket team to play in the last match of the regular season and in the knockout stages. He was replacing Corey Anderson, who was injured. But Hales didn’t end up playing in any matches for the team during his short time there.

Alex Hales wasn’t chosen by any team in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction at first. However, later on March 31, 2018, it was announced that he would join the Sunrisers Hyderabad team for the 2018 season. He was replacing David Warner. Hales played his first IPL game on April 29, 2018, against the Rajasthan Royals, where he scored 45 runs. He didn’t get picked by any team in the 2021 IPL auction.

In February 2022, Alex Hales was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2022 IPL season. However, he later decided not to play, citing personal reasons.

Big Bash League

Alex Hales has played for several cricket teams in Australia’s Big Bash League, including the Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes, and Sydney Thunder. In the 2020-2021 season of the Big Bash League, while playing for Sydney Thunder, Alex Hales was the top scorer.

Pakistan Super League

Alex Hales was chosen by Islamabad United for the 2018 Pakistan Super League. On December 1, 2018, he played an outstanding game for Maratha Arabians, scoring 87 runs and not getting out, all in just 32 balls. In January 2019, Hales scored his first century in the Bangladesh Premier League, taking just 47 balls to do it while playing for Rangpur Riders.

In September 2019, Hales was selected to play for Durban Heat in the 2019 Mzansi Super League. The following year, in July 2020, he joined the Barbados Tridents team for the Caribbean Premier League. In December 2021, he returned to play for Islamabad United in the 2022 Pakistan Super League. However, in February 2022, he withdrew from the league due to fatigue from staying in the biosecure bubble. Surprisingly, he came back to play in the playoffs for Islamabad United against Peshawar Zalmi. In April 2022, Alex Hales was bought by Trent Rockets for the 2022 season of The Hundred.

Bangladesh Premier League

Alex Hales joined the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) team Rangpur Riders for the 2018-2019 season. This was confirmed by Ishtiaque Sadeque, the CEO of the team. Alex Hales was one of the first players Rangpur Riders signed from outside their draft. Along with him, the team kept four other players: Chris Gayle, Mashrafe Mortaza, Nazmul Islam, and Mohammad Mithun.

Alex Hales’s Controversies

Alex Hales’s Controversies

In September 2017, Alex Hales and his teammate Ben Stokes were accused by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) of behaving in a way that harmed the reputation of cricket. This was because of something that happened outside a nightclub in Bristol, right after England played a one-day international match against the West Indies. Stokes faced legal charges related to this incident, and the ECB waited for the legal case to finish before deciding on their punishment.

In December 2018, the Cricket Disciplinary Commission made a decision about Alex Hales’s actions in Bristol and for sharing “inappropriate images.” Hales was banned from playing six white-ball (limited overs) cricket matches. He had already missed two of these games, and the other four were put on hold. He was also fined £17,500, but £10,000 of this was suspended for a year. Hales was told to go for some special training, which he had to pay for himself.

In April 2019, Alex Hales tested positive for using a recreational drug in a hair test. This was reported by the Guardian and was his second offence. Because of this, the ECB banned him for 21 days and removed him from the England team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup and other international matches that season. This ban came after Hales had already pulled out of Nottinghamshire’s campaign in the Royal London One Day Cup, saying he had personal reasons.

Alex Hales’s Net Worth

Alex Hales’s Net Worth

Alex Hales, the cricket player, has an estimated net worth of about 1.5 million dollars. This amount represents the total value of all the money and assets he has earned from his cricket career, including his salary, match fees, and any endorsements or sponsorships he may have.

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FAQ’s

When did Alex Hales make his debut in international cricket?

Hales made his One Day International debut against India in August 2014 and his Test cricket debut against South Africa in December 2015.

What is Alex Hale’s role in cricket?

He is a right-handed opening batter and has occasionally bowled right-arm medium pace.

Has Alex Hales retired from international cricket?

Yes, Alex Hales announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2023.

Did Alex Hales participate in the T20 World Cup?

Alex Hales was a key member of the England team that won the 2022 T20 World Cup.

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