Haseeb Hameed ruled out of rest of the series with hand injury

Haseeb Hameed was hit on his hand by Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav during the first day of the third Test.

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Bengaluru, Nov 29: England opener Haseeb Hameed has been ruled out of rest of the series after the youngster suffered a hand injury during the 3rd Test match of the ongoing India-England series.

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The 19-year-old talented youngster, who has already scored two fifties in his debut series, was hit on his hand by Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav during the first day of the third Test. [Kohli praises Hameed]

Haseeb Hameed

The injury forced the batsman to come at number 8 during England's second innings. Irrespective of the injury, Hameed managed to score a half-century in front of an intimidating Indian bowling attack.

Regarding the injury, England captain Alastair Cook said: "It's devastating for him. He'll come back again. To change his grip so he doesn't use that part of his hand shows how good he is.

"We knew pretty much straightaway what the injury was, but we weren't going to tell India it was a broken hand."

"We knew it was sore. He wanted to bat, he's desperate. You can't hold guys back like that."

England coach Trevor Bayliss further informed that the batsman wanted to stay back and complete the tour but considering the seriousness of the injury the team management has decided to send him back.

Haseeb Hameed's replacement is yet to be announced.

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