England Skipper Alastair Cook Doubtful for 2nd ODI vs Sri Lanka

Updated: 25 May 2014 10:52 IST

England captain Alastair Cook suffered a groin injury and a final call on his participation will be taken only after fitness test. Twenty20 specialist Alex Hales has been called in as cover.

England Skipper Alastair Cook Doubtful for 2nd ODI vs Sri Lanka
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London:

England captain Alastair Cook could be ruled out of Sunday's second one-day international against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street with a groin injury.

Twenty20 specialist Alex Hales has been called in as cover and will make his one-day international debut should Cook fail a fitness test. (Also read: PCB objects to Stuart Broad's jibe at Saeed Ajmal's action)

"Alex Hales has been added to the England ODI squad for the second one-day international against Sri Lanka as cover for Alastair Cook, who has right groin tightness," said a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Eoin Morgan -- who led the Twenty20 side last week in place of the injured Stuart Broad -- could again step in as captain should Cook miss out.

England lead the series 1-0, with four matches to play.

Topics : Cricket
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