Alex Hales Eager to Forge Opening Partnership With Alastair Cook

One consolation for England in their 133-run loss to India was that Alex Hales marked his ODI debut by top-scoring for the team with 40 and sharing a fifty-run stand with Alastair Cook.

updated: August 29, 2014 22:04 IST
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Alex Hales scored 40 on his ODI debut vs India in Cardiff on August 27, 2014.


Nottingham: Alex Hales said on Friday he was looking forward to establishing a one-day international opening partnership with Alastair Cook despite all the calls for the England captain to quit limited overs cricket.

Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann, labelled a "so-called friend" by Cook earlier in the week, reiterated on Friday his calls for the skipper to quit one-day internationals. (Hales Looking Forward to Nottingham Match)

England's 133-run defeat by world champions India in the second of a five-match one-day series in Cardiff on Wednesday led tall-rounder great Ian Botham to write off the team's chances at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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