Nottingham – England batsman Alex Hales will miss the first
one-day international against India on Thursday because of a side injury
sustained when batting in net practice, the England and Wales Cricket Board has
Middlesex batsman David Malan has been called up as cover,
with Hales set to be monitored by England on a game-by-game basis.
The three-match ODI series starts at Trent Bridge – the home
ground for Nottinghamshire opener Hales – continues at Lord’s on Saturday and
concludes at Headingley on Tuesday.
Hales averaged 48 as England lost their Twenty20 series
against India 2-1.
England’s most recent ODI at Trent Bridge saw Hales make 147
as England complied a men’s record total of 481 for six in a 242-run win, also
a record, against Australia on June 19.