India’s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin suffered a minor hand injury and did not take the field on the second day of the ongoing three-day practice game against Essex as a precautionary measure. Ashwin was hit on the right hand during a net session on Thursday morning.
Off-spinner Ashwin has played no part with just one day remaining on Friday after taking a knock to the right hand during practice.
ESS 237/5 (58.0 Ovs) CRR: 4.09
Day 2: Stumps – Essex trail by 158 runs
Dinesh Karthik top-scored with 82 for India having failed to add to his overnight score while Hardik Pandya hit 51.
On Wednesday, Kohli scored 68 while KL Rahul (58) and Murali Vijay (53) also spent time in the middle.
The first Test begins in Birmingham on August 1.