Injured Hales to leave India tour with fractured hand

Alex Hales will take no further part in England's tour of India after he fractured his right hand during the second One-Day International in Cuttack.

Alex Hales - cropped

Alex Hales jarred his hand on the ground while attempting a catch in the outfield in Cuttack.

England opening batsman Alex Hales has been ruled out of the remainder of Indian tour having fractured his right hand, according to a press release from the visitor's camp.

The right-hand batsman was ruled out after scans revealed he fractured his right hand during the second One-Day International against India on Thursday in Cuttack. Hales sustained the injury attempting a catch in the outfield and jarred his hand on the ground in the process.

He will return to England on Saturday and will see a hand surgeon next week. The visitor will announce Hales’ replacement in the T20 squad for the three-match series against India, starting on January 26, in due course.