Alex Hales will look to cement his place in the England side in all three formats © Getty Images (File photo)
Alex Hales will look to cement his place in the England side in all three formats © Getty Images (File photo)

England opener Alex Hales completed 1,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODI) during the second match of the series against Sri Lanka at Edbaston, Birmingham. He has also gone past his fifty in the process. Hales has reached this mark in his 31st ODI game.  Hales made his ODI debut against India in January 2014. He has been a regular ever since and also represented England in the ICC World Cup 2015 and the ICC World T20 after that. He is an explosive batsman and also an occasional wicketkeeper. He strikes at close to 90 and has a very decent average. He recently made his Test debut in the series against South Africa. Live Cricket Scorecard: England vs Sri Lanka 2016, 2nd ODI at Edgbaston

Currently, he and England are looking to chase down a target of 255 set by England in the second of the five-match series against Sri Lanka. The first match of the series ended in a tie and hence this match becomes a bit crucial as the winning team will take a lead in what is effectively a four-match series now. Hales did not have a good outing in the first match but will look to make amends in this match by playing a match-winning innings. Live Cricket Updates, ENG vs SL 2016, 2nd ODI

Hales also played in the three-Test series against Sri Lanka ahead of the ODI series. He got a couple of starts, but did not convert it into a big one.  England however managed to win the series 2-1. The limited-overs side led by Eoin Morgan is a lot different from the Test side, but they have started off well after recovering from a precarious position to tie the first ODI.