Saturday 24 May 2014 

Hales Added To England ODI Squad

Alex Hales
Alex Hales has been added to England's ODI squad for the second game against Sri Lanka
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Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales has been added to England's One-Day International squad as cover for Alastair Cook ahead of tomorrow's second One-Day International against Sri Lanka.

Cook has a tight right groin muscle but will be assessed prior to the match at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground in Chester-le-Street.

Although Hales has played 32 Twenty20 Internationals - including top scoring in England's innings as they lost to Sri Lanka earlier in the week - he has yet to play One-Day International cricket.

In 72 domestic one-day games he has scored 2,262 runs at an average of 33.26 for Nottinghamshire and England Lions.

Should Cook be ruled out of the match, Eoin Morgan would captain the side in his absence.

England lead the five-match series 1-0 after a comprehensive 81-run win in a rain-affected game at the Kia Oval.

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Michael Carberry, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes

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Fixtures & Results

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Oval, London
Sri Lanka 183-7 (T Perera 49) beat
England 174-7 (Hales 66) by nine runs
22nd May: 1st ODI, The Kia Oval, London
England 247-6 (Ballance 64, Bell 50) beat
Sri Lanka 144 (Jordan 3-25) by 81 runs (D/L)
25th May: 2nd ODI, EDICG, Chester-le-Street
Sri Lanka 256-8 (Dilshan 88, Gurney 3-59) beat
England 99 (Senanayake 4-13) by 157 runs
28th May: 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 73-0 (Bell 41no, Cook 30no) beat
Sri Lanka 67 (Jordan 5-29) by 10 wickets
31st May: 4th ODI, Lord's, London
Sri Lanka 300-9 (Sangakkara 112, Dilshan 71) beat
England 293-8 (Buttler 121) by seven runs
3rd June: 5th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sri Lanka 222-4 (Thirimanne 60no) beat
England 219 (Cook 56) by six wickets
12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
England 575-9 dec. & 267-8 dec. drew with
Sri Lanka 453 (Sangakkara 147) & 201-9
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds
Sri Lanka 257 & 457 (Mathews 160) beat
England 365 & 249 (Moeen Ali 108no) by 100 runs