3rd ODI: England Opener Alex Hales to Return Home Following Injury

Updated: 20 January 2017 22:32 IST

Alex Hales fractured his right hand while attempting a catch during the second ODI against India in Cuttack on Thursday, which England lost by 15 runs

3rd ODI: England Opener Alex Hales to Return Home Following Injury
Alex Hales will miss the rest of England's ongoing tour of India. © AFP

England suffered an injury blow on Friday when opener Alex Hales was forced to pull out of the ongoing tour in India due to an injury in his right hand. Hales, who is returning home following his injury, had fractured his right hand while attempting a catch during the second One-Day International in Cuttack on Thursday, which India won by 15 runs after centuries from veterans Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni. Hales had 14 runs for England during their unsuccessful chase, with England finishing at a score of 366/8 in response to India's 381/6.

"Opening batsman Alex Hales will miss the remainder of England's tour of India after scans revealed that he fractured his right hand during the second one-day international against India on Thursday in Cuttack," an ECB release said.

Hales had his jarred his hand on the ground while attempting the catch on Thursday. He will now return to England on Saturday and will see a hand surgeon next week.

England will announce Hales's replacement in the Twenty20 international squad for the three-match series against India, starting on 26 January, in due course.

The visiting team will play the third ODI against India on January 22 in Kolkata.

(With inputs from PTI)

Topics : Cricket India England Alex Hales India vs England 2016
Highlights
  • England opener Alex Hales will return home following injury
  • Hales had sustained an injury to his right hand during the 2nd ODI
  • India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series
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