England’s troubles have increased after losing the first match between India’s ongoing one-day series in England. England’s batsman Alex Hales has been out of the series due to injury. England Cricket has given this information on their Twitter account. England Cricket said that Hales has a strain in the muscles and he will not be able to play in the remaining two games of the series. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had said that the fitness of Hales would be monitored according to the match rate. He was not included in the first match also in the last XI.
Scans have shown that Hales’ muscles are stretched and now he will not play for three to four weeks. He played 147 runs innings against Australia in Nottingham. England have included David Malan in the squad as cover of Hales and he will now be with the team till the entire series. The Indian team has taken a 1-0 lead in the series by winning the first match of the three-match series by eight wickets and would like to win the series by winning the second ODI on Saturday. The two teams will face face-to-face at Lord’s in the second match. England had lost in the first match in front of Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma and Indian captain Virat Kohli.
India is strong in spin but its fast bowlers were not seen much effective in the first match. Umesh took two wickets, but those wickets came in the last over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s lack disturbed Kohli. The debutant Siddharth Kaul proved to be quite expensive. This is an area which is the epicenter for India.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Captain Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes’ bat are controlled. These are all batsmen who have proved their worth. All these will have to improve their game.