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Haseeb Hameed ruled out of India tour with hand injury

Haseeb Hameed scored an impressive unbeaten knock of 59 in the second innings
Haseeb Hameed scored an impressive unbeaten knock of 59 in the second innings
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England skipper Alastair Cook confirmed that young opening batsman Haseeb Hameed will miss the remainder of the Test series against India with a hand injury.

The 19-year-old will now head back to UK to have a surgery on his hand which he injured during his dismissal in the first innings when he was hit by a fierce delivery from Umesh Yadav.

After failing to return to field in India's entire first innings, Hameed came to bat at seven for England in their second innings and scored a composed 59 without being dismissed to set a target of 103 for the home team in the final innings.

Cook had high praises for courage exhibited by the Lancashire batsman and admitted he was disappointed to see him heading back home.

"Unfortunately, he's got to go home and have a plate put in his hand, it's pretty bad," said Cook to Sky Sports.

"It's a real testament to his courage, and I've no doubt we'll see him again in an England shirt.''

Meanwhile, Chris Woakes, who missed the second Test in Visakhapatnam with a niggle is also under a injury cloud after he was hit on the helmet by a Mohammad Shami bouncer. He will now be assessed before the fourth game in Mumbai.

After losing the third Test in Mohali by eight wickets, England will be desperate to avoid a series defeat when they take the field against India at Waknhede Stadium on 8th December.

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