Young pacer Avesh Khan’s tour of England is all but over after fracturing his finger during the warm-up game between India and Durham’s select County Championship XI at the Riverside Ground.
The fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh suffered has suffered a fracture in his left thumb which is likely to rule him out of action for a couple of weeks, putting an end to his England tour. Avesh Khan was representing the County Select XI, and immediately after lunch on Tuesday, he successfully intercepted a drive from Hanuma Vihari but struggled with pain. Later he walked off, alongside the Indian physiotherapist, with a strapped left thumb.
Later in the day, BCCI updated that Avesh Khan has undergone scans on his finger. In a further update, the apex body updated that he will continue to remain under BCCI’s supervision and will miss action for the remaining part of the game. They wrote:
“UPDATE – Fast bowler Avesh Khan remains under observation of the BCCI Medical Team. He will not be taking any further part on Day 2 and Day 3 of the warm-up game.”
UPDATE – Fast bowler Avesh Khan remains under observation of the BCCI Medical Team. He will not be taking any further part on Day 2 and Day 3 of the warm-up game. https://t.co/Owc7fQpBL0
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 21, 2021
Avesh Khan second India cricketer to miss out of England tour
But as things stand, the youngster has sustained a fracture on his thumb and has been ruled out of the entire England tour.
Avesh Khan had been named as one of the five reserves by the Indian selectors in the 25-man squad which was announced in May. He becomes the second player, after Shubman Gill, to be ruled out of the series.
Speaking of the game, riding on KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliant knock, India posted 311 runs. In reply, the bowlers did an outstanding job to reduce their opponent to 58/4 with Umesh Yadav picking two wickets.