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Alex Hales: Eoin Morgan says batsman won’t get England recall soon

Hales is one of only two England batsmen to score a T20 international century

England captain Eoin Morgan says there needs to be a “considerable amount of time” before Alex Hales is considered for international selection again.

Hales, 31, has not played for England since being dropped from the 50-over World Cup squad last summer because of an “off-field incident”.

Since then, Hales has starred in the Big Bash League – finishing as the tournament’s second-highest run scorer.

“There was a breakdown in trust between Alex and the team,” Morgan said.

“When he was deselected, it was never down to performance. He is one of the best players in the world.

“Moving forward, to regain that trust there needs to be a considerable amount of time.”

Nottinghamshire batsman Hales, who the Guardian reported