Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who had to pull out of the ongoing Indian Premier League or IPL due to a left internal oblique muscle tear in his rib cage, will make it for India’s first Test against year scheduled in Adelaide from December 17.
“The National Cricket Academy (NCA), which is headed by ex-India captain Rahul Dravid, in a letter to the BCCI has informed that the speedster is most likely to be fit for the tour and he is expected to start bowling from November 18,” stated an ESPNCricinfo report.
It may be mentioned here that Ishant Sharma has been undergoing treatment at the NCA after he got hurt in IPL and returned home.
“The NCA, however, has pointed out that Sharma would need to play at least one practice match before he is declared ready to bowl in the Tests,” the report added.
Ishant Sharma has so far played 97 Tests and taken 297 Test wickets and is on the verge to become the only the second India pace bowler to play 100 Tests after Kapil Dev.