More problems for India A as Robin Bist suffers injury- Cricket News Update
India A find themselves in a tough predicament after promising batsman, Robin Bist, suffered a fractured right thumb while fielding in the last unofficial Test match against West Indies A in St. Lucia.
His injury has further increased the troubles of the touring Men in Blue, whose performances have come under considerable scrutiny back home, with no batter managing to score a century so far.
The 24-year old secured his place on the Caribbean tour by performing well in the domestic Ranji Trophy, where he emerged as the top scorer in the current season. Currently his overall average in the first-class arena stands at an impressive. 50.77.
However, his involvement has been limited so far. After playing no part in the opening two matches, he was included in the final game, with the management opted to shore up their batting department. The decision proved uneventful with the player picking
up an injury while scoring just 5 in the only innings he played.
According to reports, the replacement for the injured player was Mandeep Singh, who had an exceptional performance with the bat in IPL 5, representing King’s XI Punjab, was unable to join the squad due to visa issues.
The third-Test between the two First-Class sides resulted in a host win, defeating the opponents by a comprehensive 10-wicket margin, while consequently sealing the series 2-1. The main feature of the match was Kieran Powell’s scintillating 139, came in
the first innings, and Kevin McClean’s 5-wicket haul in the second.
Visitor’s team coach, Lalchand Rajput expressed disappointment but refused to panic, claiming that most of the players had limited exposure of the conditions. He later added that the tour has harvested some good prospects too, who will later go on to represent
India at the highest level.
"It's fair to say we didn't think the series would go this way, they bowled really well too. Delorn Johnson took 17 wickets in the series, and Jason Holder was good as well. Ours was a strong batting line-up that never clicked as a unit. The conditions were
difficult, but we should have done better." said the coach.