England opener Alex Hales set to join United squad for PSL-4 play-offs

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English opener Alex Hales is set to join defending champions Islamabad United for the play-off stage of the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2019 in Karachi.

Hales, who is an integral part of England’s limited overs sides, will be making a return to the Islamabad United after having played four matches for United last season. The explosive England batsman is replacing fellow countryman Ian Bell in the United squad.

“I am delighted to be back with Islamabad United for this year’s Pakistan Super League and I can’t wait to play in front of our passionate fans,” Hales, one of the top 10 batsmen in the ICC T20I rankings, said.

Hales added that we have seen exciting cricket at the PSL this year. I look forward to joining the squad and I hope that I can help the team lift the trophy once again.

“Alex Hales is one of the leading T20 batsmen in the world and I am glad that he will play for Islamabad United in front of Pakistani fans,” said Ali Naqvi, Islamabad United team owner.

“I am confident that he will add great energy to Islamabad United as we look to win the play-off stage games,” he added.