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India vs County Select XI: Kohli, Rahane rested due to niggles; Avesh suffers thumb injury | Cricket News – Times of India


DURHAM: India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane had been rested from India’s first-class heat-up recreation in opposition to County Select XI due to 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 on 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 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 gentle swelling round his left higher hamstring. This has been addressed by an injection. He just isn’t obtainable for the three-day first-class heat-up recreation,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a media statement.
“However, the BCCI Medical Team is monitoring him (Rahane), and he’s anticipated to totally get better nicely in time for the primary Test in opposition to 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 the 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 carrying black armbands within the recreation 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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