Young pace bowler, Avesh Khan has faced rock bottom as his tour of England has ended abruptly after being ruled out of the warm-up first-class game against County XI owing to a left-thumb fracture. He has sustained the injury on the first day of the match in Durham.
Khan, the right-arm pace bowler has represented the County XI side after a few of their players were on the mandatory isolation for coming in contact with COVID-19 positive people as well. Meanwhile, a senior BCCI official has already informed that Khan, who was a stand-by player, could be out of action for a long time due to the injury. And, there will be a short in net bowlers for the upcoming England Test series, starting August 4 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham as well.
“Avesh is not likely to take any further part in the series leave alone this game. It’s a thumb fracture. He will not be bowling for at least a month and after that rehabilitation is likely to start. In another three days, the picture is supposed to get clearer,” the BCCI source said.
The BCCI on Wednesday further stated: “Fast bowler Avesh Khan remains under observation of the Medical Team. He will not be taking any further part on Day 2 and Day 3 of the warm-up game.”
However, Avesh Khan got injured while bowling the penultimate ball of his 10th over in the post-lunch session on Tuesday when he was trying to stop a back-drive from the batsman Hanuma Vihari on reflex with his left hand as well.
He was seen in great pain and immediately asked for medical help also. And one of the commentators on Durham’s YouTube channel has also said that it seemed as if he has dislocated his thumb. Notably, the speedster has 100 wickets from 26 first-class matches and with this injury, the hope of the Test debut of Avesh Khan during the five-match Test series has gone as well.