Ahead of the five-match Test series against England from August 4, there is a big setback for Ishant Sharma as he will not be able to practice due to injury.
Southampton: During the World Test Championship i.e. WTC final against New Zealand, Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma's two fingers of his right hand got injured, due to which he has now undergone surgery and stitches. However, it is expected that he will be fit before the five-match Test series against England.
Ahead of the five-match Test series against England from August 4, there is a big setback for Ishant Sharma, as he will not be able to practice due to an injury to his bowling hand. In such a situation, they will avoid doing other exercises as well. Although the doctors have expressed hope that this injury will recover soon, whether he will be able to play with this injury in the upcoming Test series, it remains to be seen. Ishant Sharma is an integral part of the Indian Test team. There is a gap of six weeks between now and the start of the Test series, and following India's performance in the World Test Championship final, in which they lost to New Zealand by eight wickets.
Ishant Sharma, who played more than 100 Test matches, managed to take just two wickets in the final of the World Test Championship. He made 3 players his victim in the first innings of New Zealand. At the same time, he could not take a single wicket in the second innings. Due to this, the Indian team had to face defeat by 8 wickets and also lost the title. Now all eyes are on the five-match Test series against the hosts.
Meanwhile, "Jay (Shah) will be speaking to ECB and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Harrison to make an arrangement for two warm-up games before the five-Test match series," BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal told the Indian Express. "The secretary felt that the BCCI should request the ECB to give at least two warm-up games so that players can get in some good match practice before the series starts."