New Delhi: A fit-again Ishant Sharma will return to action with the two Tests against New Zealand, hoping a good show paves way for his selection in the shorter formats of the game.
Ishant last played a Test match in January against Australia in Adelaide after which he underwent a much needed ankle surgery, forcing him out of the Indian Premier League (IPL). After months of rehabilitation, the lanky fast bowler is now itching to get back onto the field.
It is a crucial series for me. I have worked really hard on my fitness and the break has helped tremendously. When you are on tour, you tend to get lazy with your training, you don't get much time to prepare, Sharma told IANS.
The 23-year-old is India's most experienced pacer after Zaheer Khan and the team will expect him to fire on all cylinders. ...more
02:04 AM, Jun 18, 2008