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IPL 2019: 3 teams that should eye Alex Hales in the auction

Hales is one of the prominent faces in T20 cricket and will expect teams to pay big for him on December 18.

2. Rajasthan Royals 

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Jaipur-based franchise already has players like Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer in its corner, but would still love to add Alex Hales to that list, keeping in mind the fact that T20 matches these days are mostly won due to explosive batting than economical bowling. With the likes of Rahane and Smith in the team to provide stability to that middle-order, one can absolutely not see a way out for the opposition if the hard-hitting trio clicks as well.

Hales and Buttler to open the innings and come out showing no mercy, Rahane at three, Smith at four and Ban Stokes to follow at five is the best line-up a team could ever have in the shortest format. Once this order becomes a reality, the likeliness of the Royals scoring 180+ runs in almost every innings will increase by a mile.

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