Hales out to show his worth
Alex Hales says he wants to become as good as he can but knows he is not in the 'world class' bracket yet.
Hales is exceptional at white ball cricket and wants to become even better but he packed-in red-ball cricket in February last year after a disappointing time in the Test side.
"There are only a handful of players who can be truly world‑class at all three formats, and having played all three, I'm not one of them," he told The Guardian.
"But I think I can be in white-ball [cricket]."
Hales will have a chance to make history in the summer and be part of an England World Cup-winning team and truly believes they can achieve that and he can show his class along the way.
"Yep, I'm going for it and saying yes," he said. "I'm the most excited I have ever been. I really think we're going to do something special."
Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.