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IPL: England's Hales replaces banned Warner for Sunrisers

Last updated on: March 31, 2018 15:56 IST

Alex Hales is the first and only England player till date to score a century in T20 Internationals.

Alex Hales

IMAGE: Alex Hales hits out. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

England opener Alex Hales replaced disgraced Australian David Warner in the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad for this year's Indian Premier League, the IPL franchise said on Saturday.


Warner was stood down as Sunrisers captain and banned from this year's IPL following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

"Welcome @AlexHales1 look forward to seeing you in Hyderabad. #OrangeArmy #SRH," Sunrisers coach Tom Moody tweeted following the announcement.

Hales, who was signed for his base price of Rs. 1 crore ($153,586), went unsold in the players auction in January.

Hales is the only England player to have scored a Twenty20 International century. The 29-year-old was previously picked by the Mumbai Indians but has not played a game in the IPL.

Warner led the Sunrisers to their maiden IPL title in 2016 and had agreed a Rs. 12.5 crore deal in January to remain with the team in 2018.

Sunrisers will be led by New Zealand's Kane Williamson this season.

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