Young fast bowler Aves Khan’s tour of England should end abruptly after he was excluded from India’s warm-up game against County XI due to a fractured left thumb he suffered on the opening day of the match in Durham.
Khan, the right-handed fast bowler, represented the country in District XI after several of their players went into mandatory isolation to get in touch with positive people from COVID-19.
A senior BCCI official said Khan, who was a reserve player, may be out for a long time due to injury, and the Indian team’s management will have at least one bowling alley to enter the test series starting on August 4. at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
“Avesh is unlikely to take any further part in the series, leave this game alone. It’s a thumb fracture. He won’t be bowling for at least a month and then he’ll probably start rehabilitation. After another three days the picture is to become more “Clear,” the BCCI source said.
BCCI on Wednesday did not give details on the exact nature of the injury, but said: “Fast bowling Avesh Khan remains under the supervision of the medical team. He will no longer participate on day 2 and day 3 of the warm-up game.”
Khan was injured while bowling the penultimate delivery of his tenth during the session on Tuesday afternoon when he stopped the light rum of the gurgling bowler from Hanuma Vihari on reflex.
He was in excruciating pain and immediately sought medical help, and a commentator on Durham’s YouTube channel said there appeared to be a dislocation of the thumb.
The 24-year-old has 100 cassettes from 26 first-class games and many believed he could make his debut in the test at one time with five test matches at the anvil.