England tour of India rolls from terrible to worse with the news Haseeb Hameed could be imperative out of the final two Tests with an alleged broken finger.
The England young Opener has made an affirmative start to his international career and he seems to have solved the trouble of finding a realistic opening partner for the captain Alastair Cook.
So far the 19 years old breakdown to take the field all through the third day of the Third Test that has risen the prospect of an 11th partner for captain Cook, at the top of the arrange when the fourth Test starts on Thursday week in Mumbai.
Now, England is probably to be 2-0 down in the series against India. The most recent fall down that saw England 4-78 on the third evening and till 56 runs behind that accusing them of beating the host team in Mohali.
Hameed will have a check to his left-hand injury; on day one here once England turns up in Mumbai on Tuesday. Actually, the injury sustained in the delivery of Umesh Yadav and he was directly hit.
Here, even though he may yet bat on day four of this fourth Test, his turning point will depend on the injury result of X-ray shortly. And any mark of a fracture- and this seem to happen, later than declared that Hameed was unable to play and now he will be on the first plane back to England.
This would leave England with a selection problem. But one option they would have is to recall Ben Duckett, who was also opener batsman when England tour of Bangladesh recently, but later then he was a move to no.4 then to replace him Hameed was the call-up batsman, in the meanwhile Hammed was dropped after two Test against India after his failure to effectively counter spin.
Now England is more like to call on one player for this coming match. Yet calling up a new batsman at this stage of the tour is difficult and ultimate preparation for the Squad who has undergone over the past two months.