England skipper face injury doubt before Sri Lanka match

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LONDON, May 24, 2014 (AFP) – England captain Alastair Cook could be ruled out of Sunday’s second one-day international against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street with a groin injury. Eoin Morgan — who led the Twenty20 side last week in place of the injured Stuart Broad — could again step in as captain should Cook miss out.

England lead the series 1-0, with four matches to play. Twenty20 specialist Alex Hales has been called in as cover and will make his one-day international debut should Cook fail a fitness test.

“Alex Hales has been added to the England ODI squad for the second one-day international against Sri Lanka as cover for Alastair Cook, who has right groin tightness,” said a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board.