The 30-year-old is also of the opinion that claiming a World Cup medal is “outstanding”, and he also offers himself to participate in the ICC T20 World Cup 2020.
Hales, who hopes England will be aware of the heartache suffered in previous campaigns, also acknowledges that the fact that his country is managing these pressure moments, especially in the final stages when England crosses the group stage, is critical to their success becomes .
“England is the favorite and that’s based on what we’ve achieved in the last four years, which was fantastic,” Hales told Sky Sports. “Having lost no series in the last 10 ODI series shows that we are the formal team.
“If we play good cricket at the World Cup, we will hopefully get into the knockout stages and then it’s about how we are under pressure under these conditions. Hopefully we have learned from our previous experiences and can go all the way. “
Although it has been a favorite with some outstanding performances in recent years, a tournament of this magnitude is never a one-race, and Hales has named England, Australia, India and Pakistan “the four most important teams in the race” the World Cup.
“India is always a seriously strong team when it comes to World Cup tournaments,” he said. “With Pakistan, though, you never know exactly which Pakistan you will get, and when they turn up they are an incredible team on their day, as we saw in the Champions Trophy, so nobody can shut them out.
“We also have Australia, which has shown by winning the last series in India that they should not be written off, especially if all their pacesetters are available and David Warner and Steve Smith are back in their ranks.”
Hales, who has so far collected 11 tests, 70 ODIs and 60 T20Is, reflects with pride on his career, but admits that the medal of a World Cup winner would be the icing on the cake.
“If someone said to me 10 years ago that I would play 140 games for my country, I would have laughed in his face,” he said. “Achieving that when a few more are coming is just unbelievable and it was a hell of a ride.
“Hopefully I can be a World Cup winner, which would be a good start in the next few years. There are two world championships in the next few years, so my first goal is to join both teams.
It would be a great achievement to talk about some of the talents we currently have in English cricket, such as boys like [Hampshire Batsman] James Vince, who are on the sidelines but who are a damn big player.