Hales eyeing up one-day role

22 December 2012 05:20:27 EST

England Twenty20 opener Alex Hales is hoping that he can force his way into the ODI reckoning next year, having impressed in the shortest form of the game.

The 23-year-old Nottinghamshire right-hander has his sights set on a place in the 5-over set-up in 2013, starting by earning a call for a Lions tour to Australia.

All I can do is keep doing as well as I can and try to impress the selectors.

Alex Hales

Hales said: "There's an up-and-coming Lions tour I'm hoping to be part of and the Twenty20s in New Zealand.

"All I can do is keep doing as well as I can and try to impress the selectors - perform to the best of my ability whenever I get a chance.

"If I can get on the Lions tour and do well, then I hope I can put myself in the frame for it (one-day internationals).

"My long-term aim is still to play all three forms for England.
"Obviously I'm some way from that, but I have a lot of ambition and if that means putting in the hard yards with Twenty20 going into the one-dayers then that's it."

Hales top-scored with 56 as England lost the first T20 international to India in Pune on Thursday, with the tourists having a chance to draw the series with a win in Mumbai.

With England 11/8 to win on Saturday and 4/7 to be condemned to a second straight loss, Hales added: "Looking back, we can probably improve in all three aspects.

"We gave away a few soft dismissals with the bat and lost wickets in clumps - which is never ideal in Twenty20.

"We could have also been a bit more disciplined with the ball as well, so we've got a lot to work on."

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