India’s young pacer Avesh Khan’s England tour might have come to an unceremonious end after a thumb injury ruled him out of the three-day warm-up fixture. Avesh Khan was one of the reserve pacers chosen by the selectors, along with Prasidh Krishna and Arzan Nagaswalla. But he is likely to return home without even coming under consideration.
Avesh Khan delivered 9.5 overs and conceded 41 runs for the County Select XI without a wicket before the thumb injury on his left hand restricted him from bowling. The 24-year old, along with Washington Sundar, featured for them as they struggled with player availability. He did not take the field on day two and remained under BCCI medical team’s observation.
The BCCI source stated that Avesh Khan is unlikely to participate in the Test series against England, let alone in the warm-up fixture. The source further added that he cannot bowl for at least a month and his rehabilitation would start after that. They would have more information in the next three days.
“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 source claimed as per Indian Express.
Avesh Khan had a stellar first half of IPL 2021:
Avesh Khan sizzled in the first half of IPL 2021 for the Delhi Capitals as he bowled exceptionally well, especially in the face of Kagiso Rabada’s mixed performances. The Delhi-born cricketer finished as the second-highest wicket-taker, snaring 14 scalps in eight games at 16.50, keeping an economy rate of 7.17. The Capitals, who ended the first half at the top of the table, would hope he is fit for the remaining matches at the UAE.