County player Alex Hales hoping to emulate Warner`s path

ANI| Updated: Dec 21, 2013, 15:58 PM IST

Sydney: England cricketer Alex Hales, who plays both in county side Nottinghamshire and Australian Twenty20 team Adelaide Strikers, is hoping to emulate Australian opener David Warner`s all-conquering path from Twenty20 hit-man to Test entertainer.

Incoming chairman of selectors for England, James Whitaker will be casting an eye not just for express pace offered by project quick Tymal Mills but also for the box office hits offered by Hales to fight `fire with fire` in the remaining two Ashes Tests.

According to, with Warner becoming the prototype for success across all forms, the strapping Hales, who is one England batsman to escape the carnage caused by Mitchell Johnson`s 150km/h ferocity this summer, said that Warner is an incredibly talented player and to adapt as he has done is fantastic.

Hoping to do the same, Hales however, admitted that he has a lot of hard work to do before emulating the same feats as the explosive Australian batsman.

Hales, who is the odd-man out in the world`s top 10 Twenty20 batsmen as he is still to bed down a Test or one-day berth for England, broke the 1000-run, first-class barrier for his county side in 2011 and followed up with 857 in 2012, the report added.