Hameed out of any major scare, no broken hand says Lancashire
Haseeb Hammed, after being struck by a ball yet again, feared of a broken hand.
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Injuries seem to be a familiar part of 20-year old English batsman Haseeb Hameed’s career as he was struck again by the ball in a county match on Sunday while representing his team Lancashire. The young Englishman was earlier hit by a ball while playing against the Indians, which broke his little finger and required a surgery.
Hameed was forced to pull out of the match after facing 23 balls fearing a broken hand. However, reports from scan suggest that Hameed is cleared of any major damage to his hand after he was retired hurt.
Lancashire stated, “Opening batsman Haseeb Hameed was struck on his left hand by Cambridge MCCU opening bowler Tim Moses on Day One at Fenner’s. The 20-year-old opted to retire hurt and went for a scan yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.”
Lancashire administration further added, “Haseeb has been reviewed by the club’s hand specialist this morning and scans have cleared him of any bone damage. He will be assessed over the coming days.”
Haseeb Hammed made his test debut at Rajkot in a series against India. He went on to score a vigilant 82 in his very first innings. However, his promising tour was tour was curtailed after being hit by a steeper from Shami. In the second innings, he displayed his valor with a gutsy 59 with a broken hand while trying to save the test match for his side. Even though his team lost, Hameed gained a lot of respect, even from Indian skipper Virat Kohli who applauded his effort.
Lancashire, in their matchup against the Cambridge students, saw James Anderson decimate the opposition with figures of 5-10 in 11 overs. Anderson is set to face Essex’s Alastair Cook in the opening match of the County Championship. It would be interesting to watch the clash between England’s leading run scorer in Tests and leading wicket taker.