ISHANT SHARMA

  • Rohit back, Dhawan rested for remaining two ODIs against Sri Lanka November 10, 2014

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the team for the last two ODIs against Sri Lanka to be held in Kolkata (November 13) and Ranchi (November 16), giving in-form batsman Shikhar Dhawan and allrounder Ravindra Jadeja the much-needed rest, while dropping wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha...
  • Ishant Sharma suffering from back stiffness, fitness report awaited November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who could only bowl four overs in the third ODI against Sri Lanka, is suffering from back stiffness, informed his pace colleague Umesh Yadav. Ishant, who returned with impressive figures of four for 34 in India's first win in the five-match series in Cuttack, came...
  • Stat Attack: Rahane's lucky hundred and Ishant's love for Sri Lanka November 3, 2014

    There was only one team playing at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday, where India first scored 363 for 5 and then came back to complete a whopping 169-run win over Sri Lanka producing some interesting stats. While Ajinkya Rahane scoring an ODI hundred is turning into a lucky charm...
  • Virat Kohli pleased with pace show in Cuttack November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: As fast bowlers are expected to dominate on the bouncy pitches in Australia and New Zealand during the World Cup, India skipper Virat Kohli was pleased to see Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav getting into the groove during the series-opener against Sri Lanka, here on Sunday. Comeback-man Ishant and Yadav...
  • 1st ODI: All-round India thrash Sri Lanka by 169 runs in Cuttack November 2, 2014

    Riding on centuries from Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan and an impressive bowling display by Ishant Sharma (4 for 34), India cruised to a comfortable 169-run win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The Lankan batting, which had the experience of Kumar Sangakkara,...
  • Ishant Sharma should be India's key bowler in World Cup 2015, says Allan Border October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming India's prospects as very strong in the 2015 World Cup, former Australia captain Allan Border said that a fit Ishant Sharma should be a key bowler for the Men in Blue Down Under. Paceman Ishant, who was included in India's ODI squad against the West Indies after Mohit...
  • 2nd ODI: Hurt India look to hit West Indies back at Kotla October 11, 2014

    After an embarrassing defeat in the first ODI at Kochi, India will look to hit the West Indies back hard at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday to draw level in the five-match series. India looked complacent and surprised at Kochi, where the visitors put up a spirited all-round display...
  • Ishant Sharma replaces injured Mohit for West Indies ODIs October 10, 2014

    Pacer Ishant Sharma has been picked as a replacement for injured medium-pacer Mohit Sharma in India squad for the remainder of the one-day international series against West Indies. India lost the first ODI at Kochi by 124 runs and are trailing 0-1 in the five-match series. "Mohit Sharma has aggravated his...
  • Not interested in playing county cricket, says Ishant Sharma August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the seniormost bowler of the Indian Test team, is not at all keen on playing in England. Would you be interested in playing...
  • Still no cure for Team India's travel sickness August 18, 2014

    London: 'Tigers at home, pussycats abroad', has long been said about India's cricketers. It is one that will be repeated after India's 31 defeat by England in a fivematch Test series finished with a colossal innings and 244run loss at The Oval on Sunday that culminated in the tourists collapsing to...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th Test, Day 3 August 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for...
  • Is a fiveTest series beyond today's Indian cricketers? August 17, 2014

    India's campaign in the current series can, without fear of contradiction, be summarised as the tourists losing their way after the second Test, especially after the third. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) needs to seriously ponder: why? Was a fiveTest series beyond the mental and physical faculties...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th Test, Day 1 August 15, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Battered and bruised in the last two matches, it will be a test of character for India's under performing players as they go into the fifth and final Test against England here on Friday, hoping to restore their pride and...
  • India pray for Ishant Sharma's return in final Test against England August 14, 2014

    Had India, who've now won just one of their last 18 Tests on foreign soil, been offered the chance to arrive at The Oval 21 down with one to play in this fivematch series before their tour started, they might have taken up the offer. A tightlypacked schedule of five Tests...
  • Five things to know about the decisive fifth IndiaEngland Test August 14, 2014

    London: England are on the verge of putting to bed one of the most trying chapters in their Test cricket history. India could still extend them, however, in the fifth and final Test at the Oval starting on Friday. A summer for England that began with a first ever Test series defeat...
  • Captain Dhoni skips net practice, Ishant close to full fitness for fifth Test August 13, 2014

    In the buildup to the fifth and final Test against England, India on Wednesday regrouped here at The Oval as they looked to put behind the disappointment of their embarrassing innings defeat in the last game, even though skipper MS Dhoni was a notable absentee at the nets. And the Indian...
  • India's selection woes worsen ahead of mustwin Test August 13, 2014

    India completely lost the plot and momentum after winning the second Test at Lord's and now find themselves in a doordie situation to draw the fivematch Test series. It is hard to believe but the past can't be undone now, and India have to move forward. Going into the third Test...
  • How India can right their wrongs to save England series August 11, 2014

    "A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life." The plot for India to salvage lost pride in England is not as serious as the 2000 flick 'Gone in 60 seconds', but the...
  • Excess cricket behind injuries to fast bowlers: Kapil Dev August 7, 2014

    Manchester: India's former legendary allrounder and captain Kapil Dev, now a television commentator, believes India's current quick bowlers are frequently getting injured because of an excess of cricket. "I used to play only five months of cricket in a year, they play 10 months of cricket a year these days," he...
  • BCCI may pick India's ODI squad for England today with World Cup in mind August 5, 2014

    The BCCI selection committee will on Tuesday sit down to pick the squad for the limitedovers leg of the England tour, which will give a fair idea about how India are approaching their bid to defend the World Cup next year. India will play a series of five ODIs and a...
  • India can never win with four bowlers, says Andrew Strauss August 4, 2014

    Manchester: Taking a dig at the Indian approach ahead of the Old Trafford Test, former England skipper Andrew Strauss has said that the visitors not only need more aggression but will also find it extremely difficult to win a Test match with four bowlers in their XI. "I think India have...
  • Varun Aaron should get a chance in the 4th Test, says Sourav Ganguly August 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly called for inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron keeping in mind the fast nature of the pitch in Manchester the venue for the fourth Test versus England starting August 7. "Manchester track is the fastest wicket in England. I think Varun Aaron should get a...
  • India's worries before the 4th Test: injuries, selection, form August 3, 2014

    The fiveTest series, as was feared, has started taking its toll on India in England. It was the first time India were playing 25 days of Test cricket on a single tour for over a decade. And after three Tests, the injury list has been released. Ishant Sharma's ankle gave in...
  • Dhoni's reply and five reasons for India's Southampton Test defeat August 1, 2014

    India capitulated to an embarrassing 266run defeat in the third Test at Southampton, allowing England not only to level the series at 11 but also get a firm foot inside the fiveTest series that is now widely open. India's surrender on day five was nothing less than England's at Lord's...
  • Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England July 31, 2014

    Southampton: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth cricket Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday. Ishant had returned with a careerbest figures of seven for 74 to guide India to a 95run win...
  • Ishant's absence has hurt Team India in this Test: Agarkar July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Tuesday said missing out on Ishant Sharma's services in the ongoing third Test at Southampton has hurt the team in the ongoing match. "Obviously, you want a form player to play throughout. You don't want the guy to miss out on any cricket when...
  • Ishant Sharma to undergo more tests on sore leg: bowling coach July 28, 2014

    Southampton: India's bowling coach Joe Dawes was apprehensive about Ishant Sharma's fitness, saying the pace spearhead will undergo tests in the next few days after missing out on the second test due to a sore leg. Tall fast bowler Pankaj Singh replaced Ishant in the Indian squad. "Ishant has a sore leg....
  • Brett Lee impressed with fearless young Indian cricketers July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Australian speedster Brett Lee on Sunday said he was impressed with the fearless attitude of the Indian youngsters in the ongoing Test series against England. "I have been really impressed with the new Indian side. They are playing fearless cricket and that happens only when you get new people...
  • Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni planning to quit Test cricket? July 24, 2014

    Amid the euphoria of India's elusive win at Lord's in the second Test against England, a statement from skipper MS Dhoni got lost under a stockpile of statistics and Ishant Sharma carols. Dhoni, who once again masterminded a piece of history for India with a Test win at Lord's after 28...
  • 2014 Lord's win more special than 1986 July 23, 2014

    Winning the second Test of the ongoing series in England, Indian cricket's only second triumph at Lord's, has brought back memories of India's first Test win at the Home of Cricket in 1986 when the visitors beat the Englishmen by five wickets. Ishant Sharma's spell of 7 for 74 on the...