ISHANT SHARMA

  • India need to identify frontline pace attack, says Javagal Srinath 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Team India should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under. A day after Rohit Sharma got into a verbal spat...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets December 20, 2014

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill from...
  • Angry Ishant Sharma leaves Gabba because of no vegetarian food December 20, 2014

    Brisbane: Barely two weeks after mutually sharing the grief of Phillip Hughes' death, Indian team's relations with Cricket Australia is turning sour as pacer Ishant Sharma left the Gabba at lunch on the third day, after finding that there was no vegetarian preparation in the menu. Apparently they have been unhappy...
  • Indian bowlers didn't have Plan B for tailenders: Sunil Gavaskar December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was critical of Indian bowling attack's inability to get lower-order wickets over the years stating that its a "familiar story" of lacking an alternative plan. Indian bowlers on Friday conceded 258 runs for the last four wickets with Australian pacers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell...
  • We bowled too many short balls: Umesh Yadav December 19, 2014

    Brisbane: Pacer Umesh Yadav on Friday conceded that the Indian bowlers have gone awry with their plans, sending down too many short balls that allowed the Australian tailenders to stage a comeback and pile up an imposing 505 in the second cricket Test here. The hosts had been reduced to 247...
  • John Abraham denies acting in M.S. Dhoni's biopic, says the news is 'utter rubbish' December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor-producer John Abraham, known for his love for sports, says he is not part of Neeraj Pandey's upcoming directorial 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story', a biopic on the Indian cricket captain. It was reported that John would play fast bowler Ishant Sharma in the biopic, which will see...
  • Ishant Sharma is the leader of the pack, says India bowling coach December 15, 2014

    Brisbane: India's bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Monday that Ishant Sharma is the 'leader' of the team's bowling unit in the ongoing series against Australia since he is the most experienced among the pacers in the squad. The coach said the team's younger bowlers looked up to Ishant who converses...
  • I'll look to exploit footmarks left by Ishant: Nathan Lyon December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Thursday said he will look to exploit the footmarks created by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma during his spell to David Warner on the opening day of the first cricket Test. The 27-year-old Lyon bowled a brilliant spell of spin through the day, troubling Indian batsmen,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 December 11, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: On a rain-curtailed day, Michael Clarke scored a fine 128 while Steven Smith finished with an unbeaten 162 to put Australia in command. The hosts ended Day 2 of the first Test at 517/7. Indian bowlers were out...