Fast-paced bowler Ishant Sharma of India has doubts about the Australian tour later this year after sustaining an injury during the Indian Premier League.
Ishant sustained a torn abdominal muscle while training at the Delhi Capitals camp. He has already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2020 IPL and is now viewed as dubious for India’s Australian tour towards the end of the year.
Ishant had only played one game in the IPL season before the setback. A statement by his team said the injury occurred during exercise when he felt pain in his chest.
Ishant Sharma in Tests since January 2019:
🔸 Seven matches
🔸 30 wickets
🔸 15.50 average
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“Ishant Sharma had an acute episode of left chest pain while bowling during a team training session in Dubai on October 7th. Subsequent examinations revealed that he had torn a left internal oblique muscle. That injury will unfortunately take him out of the rest of the training session exclude.” IPL 2020 “, says the press release.
After collecting 11 wickets from three games averaging 23.82 when India celebrated a historic test series win in Australia in 2018/19, Ishant was expected to be picked up for the testing phase of the upcoming tour as well, but his injury is estimated to be incapacitated for almost a month. BCCI is expected to announce the roster once Cricket Australia has completed the itinerary.
The great fast bowler has played 97 test matches for India and collected 297 wickets since his debut in 2007. His last test match was in New Zealand earlier this year when he made a five-wicket move in the first innings.