Hameed to re­turn home for surgery

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Eng­land bats­man Haseeb Hameed’s In­dia tour ended yes­ter­day with skip­per Alas­tair Cook con­firm­ing he will re­turn home to have surgery on his in­jured hand. Hameed-who made his de­but in the first Test in Ra­jkot-was hit on his left hand by a ris­ing de­liv­ery from In­dian seamer Umesh Ya­dav in the first in­nings at Mo­hali. But the teenager played through the third Test with a bro­ken hand-though his valiant ef­fort of 59 not out in Eng­land’s se­cond es­say could not save the Test for the vis­i­tors, who now trail 2-0 in the five-match se­ries. “He has got a bro­ken hand, needs a plate within it to fix it. He’s out for the whole tour, he is go­ing home. A re­place­ment would be called,” Cook told re­porters af­ter the team’s eight-wicket loss. Hameed, nick­named “Baby Boy­cott” for his un­flap­pable style of play, came to bat at num­ber eight on the fourth day and put in a strong per­for­mance dur­ing his 156-ball stay. — AFP

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