Nottingham: England batsman Alex Hales will miss the first one-day international against India on Thursday because of a side injury sustained when batting in net practice, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.
England vs India: Alex Hales ruled out of 1st ODI after sustaining side injury
The three-match ODI series starts at Trent Bridge -- the home ground for Nottinghamshire opener Hales -- continues at Lord's on Saturday and concludes at Headingley on Tuesday.
Hales averaged 48 as England lost their Twenty20 series against India 2-1.
England's most recent ODI at Trent Bridge saw Hales make 147 as England complied a men's record total of 481 for six in a 242-run win, also a record, against Australia on June 19.