Cricket - Hales' debut delayed as match abandoned

Alex Hales' one-day international debut has been delayed as rain forced the abandonment of the first in the Royal London Series in Bristol.

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Cricket - Hales' debut delayed as match abandoned
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Alex Hales may have to wait for his ODI debut

England captain Alastair Cook confirmed on the eve of this first of five fixtures against India that Hales is to be his new opening partner, with Ian Bell dropping down to number three.

Hales must now wait until Cardiff on Wednesday to apply his Twenty20 international skills in the 50-over format for England for the first time.

The women's match, scheduled for Lord's, was also washed out.

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