Alex Hales replaces injured Marlon Samuels in Big Bash

Samuels's injury, sustained when he top-edged a Lasith Malinga delivery into his eye, followed a tense confrontation with Shane Warne during the Renegades' clash with city rivals the Melbourne Stars on Sunday.

updated: January 08, 2013 12:24 IST
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Sydney: England batsman Alex Hales was rushed into Australia's Melbourne Renegades team Tuesday to replace injured West Indian Marlon Samuels, who has a suspected fracture of the eye socket.

Hales, 24, will join the Renegades for this week's last group stage match in the domestic Big Bash League as well as the finals series.

"It's extremely disappointing to lose Marlon in these circumstances and we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery," said Renegades coach Simon Helmot.

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