Opener Haseeb Hameed has been ruled out of the remainder of England’s tour of India after suffering a fracture on his left little finger in the third Test. The 19-year-old, who played a gutsy knock of 59 in the second innings, underwent a scan on Monday which has confirmed England’s worst fears.
Hameed, whose parents were born in Gujarat, had scored 1200 runs at an average of 49.91 in the 2016 Championship for Lancashire, following which he was called up to the England squad for the ongoing series against India.
The 19-year-old has had an impressive debut series so far. He had scored 31 and 82 in the first Test at
However, his India tour has been cut short by the injury on his left little finger, where he has been struck both during the second Test and the third Test. Hameed will now head home leaving England looking for potential replacements for him. Middlesex’s Nick Gubbins, Durham’s Keaton Jennings, Kent’s Daniel Bell-Drummond, and Essex’s Tom Westley appear to be in the running for the opener's slot for the next two Tests of the series.
Jason Holder or Bhuvneshwar Kumar? Who will take more wickets?
Since start of 2014, Holder has taken 59 wickets at an avg of 34 while Kumar has taken just 38 wickets at an avg of 43. Kumar picked 3 wickets last time he played vs WI at this ground.