The coach of the England Cricket Team Trevor Bayliss has said that Alex Hales did not do too well in the Test Series and was not so satisfied with his performance but the batsman was in brilliant form in the One-Day International (ODI) series and will have to take the form into test matches.
The opening batsman scored just 1 fifty in 8 innings of 4 test matches in which he had an average of 17 and scored just 136 runs. On the other hand he scored 1 century and 4 fifties in ODI series as he became only the fifth English batsman to score 5 consecutive fifties in ODI.
Hales could become first player from his country to score six fifties in a row if he does it in the next game. The coach feels that the player is very talented and plays ODI Cricket more freely which is the reason behind his success and he should try to do same in Test matches.
The English coach also feels that there is no reason why Hales cannot show the same performance in Test Cricket. He also asked his players to learn from South African captain Ab De Villiers who played a brilliant innings of 101 runs in the fifth match to win it for his team.
Bayliss said that De Villiers played a top class innings and he showed all other players how the job is done. He came to the crease when his side were struggling at 22/3 but De Villiers was cool and calm as he scored his 24th ODI Century, the most by any player from his country.