Sky Cricket Podcast: Should Alex Hales return for England’s second ODI in New Zealand?

David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward convene for breakfast and ponder whether Alex Hales should return to England’s ODI side on the latest Sky Cricket Podcast.

Listen to the show HERE as the boys tuck into bacon butties outside their campervan in Mount Maunganui and reflect on England’s three-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the first ODI.

Bumble feels Hales, dropped in Hamilton to accommodate the return of Ben Stokes, could come back into the side but Nasser reckons England need myriad bowling options on small grounds.

Nasser also looks at how Tim Southee’s knowledge of Jos Buttler’s game from their time together in the IPL with Mumbai Indians allowed him to restrict the England dynamo at Seddon Park.

Thoughts also turn to Bumble’s big victory – Mr Lloyd named Sports Commentator of the Year at the Sports Journalism Awards in London – and Morne Morkel’s decision to retire from international cricket with South Africa after the four-Test series against Australia.

We also get to hear how Bumble’s snoring led to a painful night for Nasser in the gang’s campervan!

Download the latest Sky Cricket Podcast HERE – and then catch the second ODI between New Zealand and England, live from 12.30am on Wednesday on Sky Sports Cricket.

New Zealand vs England

February 28, 2018, 12:30am

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