Alex Hales gets call-up for one-day international series against India

England call up Twenty20 star Alex Hales for the one-day international series against India, but there is no place in the 15-man squad for all-rounder Ravi Bopara.

Alex Hales has been called up to England's one-day international squad for the series against India.

The Nottinghamshire batsman has been one of the world's highest-ranked Twenty20 players for a couple of years and his recent domestic form has now earned him an opportunity in a longer format.

There is no place, however, for Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara, who has held a regular place in England's recent limited-overs sides, while Stuart Broad will sit out of the five matches to rest his facial injury.

James Anderson is also missing from the seam department, having been tipped for a recall to the 50-over team, and so Steven Finn and Harry Gurney have another chance to impress the selectors.

The inclusion of Hales does not spell the end of Ian Bell's one-day career, with Alastair Cook's usual opening partner, along with another experienced figure in James Tredwell, retained in the 15-man party.

The series begins next Monday at Bristol, with India looking to bounce back from their 3-1 Test series defeat.

England squad: Cook (c), Ali, Anderson, Ballance, Bell, Buttler [wkt], Finn, Gurney, Hales, Jordan, Morgan, Root, Stokes, Tredwell, Woakes.

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