Avesh Khan injury adds to India's woes ahead of England series

Bowler sustained the injury in his left thumb while fielding in the three-day match at Chester-le-Street

Sharjah, UAE, January 4, 2014:

India and Pakistan are competing for FIFA's U-19 Cricket Championship.

Seen here bowling for India is Avesh Khan.
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India's build up for the upcoming Test series against England suffered another setback after fast bowler Avesh Khan injured his thumb in a warm-up match in Durham.

Avesh, 24, sustained the injury in his left thumb while fielding in the three-day match at Chester-le-Street on Tuesday and was taken for scans.

"Fast bowler Avesh Khan remains under observation of the BCCI medical team," the Indian cricket board said on Wednesday, adding that he would miss the remainder of the match.

ESPNcricinfo reported that the injury had put paid to Avesh's tour was over and that the bowler, one of the four standby players, was set to return home to recover.

India captain Virat Kohli skipped the match after experiencing stiffness in his back but has resumed batting in the nets.

His deputy Ajinkya Rahane also sat out with a swollen hamstring but is expected to be fit for the series opener at Nottingham on August 4.

Rohit Sharma is leading the tourists against a County Select XI.

Updated: July 22nd 2021, 7:04 AM
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