England batsman Alex Hales has decided to take an indefinite break from the game due to ‘personal reasons’. Hales, who did not feature in his County side Nottinghamshire’s 50-over match against Lancashire on Friday, has been included in England’s preliminary 15-man World Cup squad.
The 30-year-old is expected to join the England squad for their World Cup preparations at the end of April. The England Cricket Board are yet to make a comment on his absence.
On their website, Nottinghamshire stated: “Alex Hales has made himself unavailable for selection for personal reasons and no timetable has been set for his return to action.”
The 30-year-old has played in 70 ODIs for England and has scored six hundreds.
England’s World Cup campaign is set to begin on 30 May when they take on South Africa.