England’s Alex Hales set to lose opener’s spot for ODIs against Australia

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Alex Hales looks to have lost his place as opener in England’s one-day team after being named in the squad for the series against Australia in January with Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow likely to be considered the first-choice pairing up top.

Hales missed the final two ODIs of the summer against West Indies after being present when Ben Stokes was arrested in Bristol on 25 September, with Roy taking his spot and hitting 84 and 96 alongside an in-form Bairstow.

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