England Under-19s will be without Matt Fisher for their four-day series against India in Nagpur which starts on Monday as they take a protective attitude to a fast bowler in whom they have invested considerable expectations.
The Yorkshire fast bowler is still struggling with the groin problem he picked up during the one-day series in Mumbai - although England privately stress that he has not suffered a recurrence of the hamstring problems that bedevilled him last season
Fisher will stay with the Under-19 squad for another week to make the most of his first sub-continental experience as a member of England's leadership group, while continuing to receive treatment from the medical staff. He will then return to Yorkshire to join their pre-season preparations at Headingley.
Max Holden, the Middlesex batsman who has been loaned out to Northants for the start of the season, will take over the captaincy as planned for the four-day series.