India’s Khaleel Ahmed bowls(AP)
India’s Khaleel Ahmed bowls(AP)

Khaleel Ahmed fractures left wrist, ruled out of India A vs New Zealand A series

IND A vs NZ A: Khaleel fractured the scaphoid bone in his left wrist during India A’s first one-day match against New Zealand A at Lincoln on January 22.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 04:47 PM IST

Left-arm medium pacer Khaleel Ahmed was on Saturday ruled out of India A’s tour to New Zealand with a fractured wrist. Khaleel fractured the scaphoid bone in his left wrist during India A’s first one-day match against New Zealand A at Lincoln on January 22, which the Mayank Agarwal-led side won by 5 wickets.

Khaleel had picked up 2 wickets and conceded 46 runs in his 8 overs in that match Lincoln. The left-arm pacer missed the next one-day match which New Zealand A won by 29 runs.

Khaleel Ahmed will fly back to India and continue his rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. “His hand has been placed in a plaster cast and the left-arm fast bowler has been ruled out of the remainder of India A’s tour. NCA will manage his rehabilitation,” said BCCI in a release.

The BCCI, however, did not name any replacement for the fast bowler.

Khaleel has played 11 ODIs and 14 T20is for India.

India A will next face New Zealand A in the third match of the five-match series on Sunday with the series locked 1-1.

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