ISHANT SHARMA

  • Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma congratulate India 1 week ago

    Melbourne: Pacer Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out of the World Cup with an injury, and out-of-favour off-spinner Harbhajan Singh congratulated the Indian cricket team on winning their World Cup Pool B encounter against South Africa on Sunday. India posted a healthy 307/7 in their 50 overs, courtesy superb knocks from...
  • Indian bowling won't lack bite in WC due to Ishant's absence: Ganguly February 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly does not think Indian bowling would lack any bite in absence of senior-most speedster Ishant Sharma who has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup because of a knee injury. "One player's absence won't make much of a difference. The rest will also have to...
  • Mohit Sharma replaces injured Ishant Sharma in World Cup squad February 8, 2015

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday approved fast bowler Mohit Sharma as replacement for the injured Ishant Sharma in India's World Cup squad, after the Event Technical Committee and its medical practitioner found the extent of Ishant's knee injury serious enough to warrant replacement. Ishant, who suffers from a knee...
  • World Cup warm-up: Spotlight on fitness as India take on Australia February 7, 2015

    Adelaide: India will have to recover quickly from the blow of losing pace spearhead Ishant Sharma even as the fitness of Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will be under spotlight as they take on hosts Australia in the opening warm-up game of the ICC World Cup. The defending champions...
  • Injured Ishant ruled out of World Cup, Mohit likely to replace him February 7, 2015

    India's senior-most pacer Ishant Sharma was on Saturday ruled out of the Cricket World Cup owing to a knee injury after he was the only one among the four injured cricketers who failed in the fitness test. The injured quartet of Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja went...
  • India carrying too many injured players: Dilip Vengsarkar February 6, 2015

    Mumbai: India have made the "mistake" of carrying too many injured players in their squad for the upcoming cricket World Cup, according to former India captain Dilip Vengarkar who reckons that it may be a handicap for the defending champions in their bid to retain the title. In an exclusive interview...
  • Brett Lee not averse to be India's bowling coach February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Australia speedster Brett Lee will be plotting the downfall of MS Dhoni and company as the bowling mentor of Ireland in the upcoming cricket World Cup but is not averse to the idea of helping out Indian pacers in the near future if he is asked to...
  • Injured Ishant, Bhuvneshwar in doubt for World Cup? February 5, 2015

    February 7 is going to be a D-day for four members of India's World Cup squad in Australia, as they undergo a fitness test to know if they will see the daylight of their maiden World Cup appearance. And if reports are to be believed, two of them - fast...
  • Team India quits cricket for a while to rejuvenate February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to completely unwind and take his mind away from cricket before the ICC World Cup as he along with three team-mates have left for an adventure park in the outskirts of Adelaide on a "two-day trekking and fishing trip". The wicketkeeper-batsman along...
  • Ishant, Rohit, Bhuvneshwar, Jadeja to undergo fitness test before WC February 2, 2015

    Adelaide: The fate of India's injured World Cup quartet of Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be decided on February 7 when they undergo a rigorous fitness test ahead of the team's first warm-up game against Australia the very next day. "There will be a two-part fitness...
  • India need to identify frontline pace attack, says Javagal Srinath January 29, 2015

    Dubai: Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath believes India need to identify their frontline pace attack who can take wickets upfront during their title defence at the ICC Cricket World Cup starting next month. "It is extremely important for India to identify its frontline pace attack. At this time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is...
  • India's five worries ahead of England shootout January 28, 2015

    It's a no-brainer for India and England. A simple equation. Win and go through to play Australia in the final. The two teams, however, took opposite routes to set up a straight shootout. England beat India fair and square in their first meeting, while India, having lost two games in...
  • Blunted bowling leaves World Cup champs India vulnerable January 27, 2015

    Loaded with free-stroking batsmen but missing match-winning bowlers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India will look to chase down -- rather than defend -- the World Cup title they won four years ago. In Rohit Sharma, the only batsman with two 200s in one-day internationals, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and the...
  • Ishant, Jadeja in line to return for must-win Australia clash January 25, 2015

    India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a must-win game for them. Bowling let India down in the first match,...
  • Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja fit for Sydney ODI January 25, 2015

    After India's dismal show in the first two ODI's of the tri-series, some good news coming in from Australia as the Indian team management confirmed reports of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting fit and ready to play the next one-day in Sydney. According to BCCI official website, www.bcci.tv, Ishant Sharma...
  • Weak bowling attack India's biggest World Cup concern: Kirti Azad January 24, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India cricketer and member of the victorious World Cup team of 1983, Kirti Azad Saturday said with the present bowling line-up reigning champions India will suffer badly at the upcoming quadrennial event starting Feb 14. "With the kind of bowling line-up we have, we have to suffer," Azad told...
  • Indian bowlers face burnout ahead of World Cup 2015 January 20, 2015

    Of late, Indian bowlers have had to face some stick justifiably, but more often sheer overwork for a long period of time seemed to have weariness and fatigue setting in. Let us see their workload. In 2014, India had played a diverse five-Test series against England, followed by five ODIs and a...
  • Worried Dhoni confirms Ishant, Jadeja unavailable for tri-series opener January 17, 2015

    India will be without the services of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja for their opening tri-series game against hosts Australia on Sunday, confirmed Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The niggles being nursed by quite a few players in India's tri-series and World Cup squad have left the skipper worried and...
  • Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket January 15, 2015

    A debate is raging whether India's young skipper Virat Kohli should have shared the Man-of-the-Series award Down Under with his Australian counterpart Steven Smith at the end of the four-match Test series. Another point being discussed is why India keep failing overseas even after the batsmen give them 400-plus scores in...
  • Team India should stick with their bunch of bowlers: Damien Fleming January 12, 2015

    Sydney: The Indian bowling might have come under heavy criticism from all quarters after the 2-0 Test series loss, but former Australia cricketer Damien Fleming insists that sticking to the present bunch of bowlers will be beneficial in the longer run. "I will want to keep this fast bowling unit together...
  • We should look for a fresh set of bowlers: Sunil Gavaskar January 10, 2015

    Sydney: Coming down heavily on the Indian bowling attack in Australia, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that it's time "we look for a fresh set of bowlers" in the Test ranks to ensure better showing in overseas conditions. The attack comprising Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav...
  • Team India's World Cup bowling attack a worry: Azharuddin January 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: Former captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Friday said that even though India's 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup looks balanced, the bowling attack does seem to pose a worry for the Virat Kohli-led team. "It is a balanced team, but my only worry is bowling. With the way they have...
  • Australia expose India's bowling incompetence ahead of World Cup January 9, 2015

    251 for 6 in 40 overs - a run-rate of 6.28 per over. We are not talking about an ODI here. It's Australia's scorecard from day four of the Sydney Test, where India's bowling incompetence has now put serious question marks over their World Cup hopes. They have done what they...
  • 3rd Test: Australia set up exciting final day finish December 29, 2014

    Shaun Marsh's fifty helped Australia stretch their lead to 326 runs against India at stumps on day four of the third Test in Melboure. Marsh (62*) and Ryan Harris (8*) remained unbeaten for hosts with the team ending the day on top with 261 for 7 on board. Ishant Sharma...
  • Indian bowling attack is hopeless: Sunil Gavaskar December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar was scathing in his criticism after Ishant Sharma and company conceded 500 runs for the third time in the ongoing Test series against Australia, saying that he has "no expectations" from the Indian bowling attack and termed it "hopeless". Asked if the performance of Indian...
  • Ishant Sharma needs to step up and take more wickets: Ajit Agarkar December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar feels that Ishant Sharma should step up in a leadership role as the bowling unit has the skill set and ability to take 20 Australian wickets in the third cricket Test starting on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "Ishant needs to do a...
  • Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron arrived late at Gabba on fourth day morning: report December 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Indian pacers Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron arrived late at the Gabba on the fourth morning of the second Test against Australia even as their teammates were dramatically collapsing out in the middle, according to a report. A report in the Herald Sun claimed that Ishant and Aaron were among...
  • Ishant Sharma, Australia fined during Brisbane Test December 21, 2014

    Dubai: Australia was Sunday fined for a slow over-rate and India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test, which the home side won by four wickets at Brisbane. Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready December 21, 2014

    It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage. The supine surrender of the last India Test squad to visit Australia, packed...
  • India in Australia: Two Tests India should not have lost December 21, 2014

    Another Test is behind India, leaving a lot of ifs and buts. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is right it doesn't matter how close you were to winning - what matters is the end result. India were beaten by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. Looking at the...