Alex Hales has played a key role for the England ODI and T20 sides, looking in decent form for the national side as they take on the West Indies in the Caribbean.

Former Chesham Grammar School student Hales has had to be patient and wait for his chance in the first XI but an injury to opener Jason Roy presented Hales with the opportunity.

After scoring a superb 82 in the incredible 29-run win in Grenada last week, where team-mate Jos Buttler scored a sparkling 150, he has got two decent starts without going on to bigger scores.

The 30-year-old hit 23 in the visitors defeat to the Windies in St Lucia on Saturday, and he joint top-scored with Buttler as England posted a dismal 113 to fall to a seven-wicket loss.

Following that 2-2 draw in the ODI series, Hales opened the batting with Jonny Bairstow in the first T20 in St Lucia on Tuesday.

With the Windies posting 160/8 in their 20 overs, Hales propelled the chase instantly with 14 runs coming in the first three deliveries bowled at him.

However, he fell for 11 in the first over with a bruising cameo which gave England a good start.

Bairstow top scored with 68 as England won by four wickets.