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Alex Hales: 'Marcus Trescothick was my hero'

Hales: 'Tres was my hero'
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Alex Hales has modelled his game on Marcus Trescothick, the Nottinghamshire batsman has revealed.

Alex Hales has revealed that former England batsman Marcus Trescothick was his role model as he progressed through the youth ranks.

The England opener struck 62 not out off 48 balls on Friday as England defeated the West Indies by ten wickets in the opening Twenty20 match of the series.

As he prepares to take on the Windies again this evening, Hales has said that Somerset's Trescothick is the player that he has modelled his game on.

"When I was in my mid-teens I always looked up to Trescothick, even though he was a left-hander and I'm a right-hander," said the 22-year-old.

"I looked up to him, the way he shot the ball through the off side. He had all the shots in the book and he is someone I really looked up to and modelled my game on.

"He is a world-class player. His attacking instincts are something I have tried to model from a young age and if I do get a chance I will try to play like he does."

Hales was recently crowned young player of the year at the Professional Cricketers' Association awards.

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