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England opener Alex Hales is likely to make his comeback in the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies next month.
Hales has been out of action with a broken bone in his right hand, which he sustained in the recent ODI series against India, and will have a scan on Monday to see whether it has sufficiently healed.
If the scan proves that his hand has healed, Hales will travel to Antigua next week.
But, even if he is not quite ready to start playing cricket again, it is understood that Hales will continue his rehabilitation in the Caribbean.
Hales had a lot of success in ODI cricket in 2016 as he scored three centuries, including an England record 171 against Pakistan in Nottingham on August 30.
But, in the time that he has been sidelined, Sam Billings has taken his spot and done fairly well. As a result, decisions will need to be made about which one of them will open the batting if Hales is declared fit for the series against the West Indies.
The three-match series begins on March 3.