Young pacer Avesh Khan’s tour of England is set to come to an abrupt end after India’s warm-up first-class match against County XI was ruled out due to a fractured left thumb on the opening day of the match in Durham.

Right-arm pacer Khan represented County XI after some of his players went on mandatory isolation for coming in contact with COVID-19 positive people.

A senior BCCI official said that Khan, who was a stand-by player, could be out for a long time due to injury and the Indian team management has at least one net bowler short in the Test series starting in August. Will happen. 4 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

“Leaving this game of passion, there is no chance of taking part in the series any more. It is a thumb fracture. He will not bowl for at least a month and rehabilitation is likely to start after that. In the next three days The picture should be clear,” the BCCI source said.

The BCCI did not elaborate on the exact nature of the injury on Wednesday, but said: “Pace bowler Avesh Khan is under medical team supervision. He will not take part in the second day of practice and the third day of the game.” Khan was injured during the post-lunch session on Tuesday while bowling the last ball of his 10th over when he caught a Hanuma Vihari back drive off a fast bowler with his left hand reflex.

He seemed to be in great pain and immediately sought medical help and one of the commenters on Durham’s YouTube channel said that it looked like the thumb had been dislocated.

The 24-year-old has taken 100 wickets in 26 first-class matches and many believed he could have made his Test debut at some point and made five Test debuts.