England batter Alex Hales has recently tweeted about his unavailability for this year’s IPL.
He has cited the reason of bubble fatigue and has decided to spend time with his family just like Jason Roy.
The Gujarat Titans had to call in Rahmanullah Gurbaz as Roy’s replacement in a recent move.
Similarly, Kolkata Knight Riders have decided to bring in Aaron Finch as Hales’ replacement.
Finch had gone unsold in the recent IPL Mega Auctions and now with the KKR, it will be his ninth franchise of the tournament.
He has been picked up by KKR at INR 1.5 crore.
Venky Mysore, CEO and MD of the Kolkata Knight Riders has wished Alex Hales well and appreciated his move to spend time with his family.
He further added that bubble life can be tough both physically as well as mentally.
Alex Hales has previously been a part of the Mumbai Indians in the 2015 IPL and then of Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018 where he scored 148 runs with an average of 24.66 and a strike rate of 125.42.
For Finch, he has so far played 85 matches in which he has scored 2005 runs with an average of 25.70 and a strike rate of 127.70.