England vs India: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane Miss Warm-Up Game vs County XI Due To Niggles

ENG vs IND: Virat Kohli missed India’s warm-up sport on account of a niggle.© AFP

India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane had been rested from India’s first-class warm-up sport towards Select County XI on account of minor niggles however stand bye pacer Avesh Khan may need dislocated his thumb whereas stopping a Hanuma Vihari drive on the opening day. The BCCI gave an replace Kohli and Rahane’s situations after each had been rested together with Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin. “Kohli felt some stiffness in his back on late Monday evening and he has been advised rest from the three-day first-class warm-up game by the BCCI Medical Team.

“Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has delicate swelling round his left higher hamstring. This has been addressed by an injection. He will not be obtainable for the three-day first-class warm-up sport,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a media statement.

“However, the BCCI Medical Team is monitoring him (Rahane), and he’s anticipated to completely get better nicely in time for the primary Test towards England ranging from 4th August at Nottingham,” Shah further stated.

Since this is a first-class game, the option of just batting and not fielding is not there for the visitors. India’s red ball team suffered another injury scare as stand bye pacer Avesh Khan, turning up for ECB’s Select County XI, suffered a thumb injury, which might result in dislocation on the first day of the warm-up first-class game against his own team.

Avesh didn’t have a great first spell when Mayank Agarwal launched into him with a flurry of boundaries before bowling a better second and third spell. It was in his third spell during post lunch session that Avesh in reflex action tried to stop Vihari’s crushing bowler’s back-drive and hurt his thumb.


He was seen writhing in pain and the Indian physio came out and thumb was immediately strapped and the commentators on Durham County’s ‘YouTube’ channel said that it could be a case of “thumb dislocation”.

India are wearing black armbands in the game to mourn the passing away of former India cricketer and 1983 World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma, who died on July 13 due to a cardiac arrest.

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