Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales has joined Worcestershire for the month, reports BBC Sport
The big hitting Twenty20 specialist has appeared in just one of The Outlaws first three first class ties, but is likely to play in his new club's next three ties.
Hales, who boasts one of the best T20 records in world cricket, notched his first international hundred at the recent World Cup in Bangladesh, but is yet to make a test appearance.
Last season, he struggled to find form in the County Championship, and in his only appearance at Trent Bridge this term, he recorded 61 in his two innings, before being demoted back to the second team.
The 25 year-old's arrival comes as batsman Moeen Ali was this week called upto the England squad for their tie against Scotland next week, and Hales is expected to fill in his position until Ali returns.
The Royals are currently sitting at the top of the LV= County Championship Second Division after two wins from their first three matches, and they face Glamorgan next up.
Hales, who averages just over 34 in his four day career, has been a member of the Nottinghamshire squad since 2008. His parent side were last week beaten by Warwickshire, to leave the East Midlands outfit in seventh place in the top division.
Moeen Ali, the man Hales is replacing, is a spinner by trade but also impresses with the bat, and is looking to fill the gap left by Graeme Swann's retirement during the ill-fated Ashes series in Australia.
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