Bairstow replaces Hales in England's T20 squad

Alex Hales fractured his right hand while attempting a catch during the second ODI in Cuttack.

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Alex Hales has ruled himself out of the third ODI as well as the T20 series.   -  AP

England wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow has replaced the injured Alex Hales in the squad for the three T20Is to be played against India from January 26.

Hales fractured his right hand while attempting a catch during the second ODI in Cuttack on Thursday, ruling himself out of the third ODI as well as the T20 series.

His replacement, Bairstow, was already part of the ODI squad and will now remain in India till the end of the tour.

The England team announced the inclusion of Bairstow in the T20 squad on its Twitter handle.

While Bairstow is yet to feature in the ODI series, he kept wickets for all five Test matches that preceded the limited overs series.

After the Tests, England faces another whitewash in the ODI after trailing 2-0.