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Injured England opener Hales to return home

January 20, 2017 23:48 IST

England opener Alex Hales

England opener Alex Hales will miss the remainder of the India tour and will return home following an injury to his right hand during the second one-day international in Cuttack on Thursday.

"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 stated.

Hales had suffered the injury while attempting a catch in the outfield when he jarred his hand on the ground.

The 28-year-old 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 in Kolkata on Sunday, January 22.

Image: Alex Hales

Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

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