ISHANT SHARMA

  • Indian bowling attack is hopeless: Sunil Gavaskar 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Best pace attack India will have in near future: Ishant Sharma December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Praising the Indian pace quintet picked for the ongoing Test series in Australia, speedster Ishant Sharma said the present attack is the best the national cricket team will possess in the near future. After Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out of the first two Tests against Australia due to injury,...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 December 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Round-up: India picked up three late wickets to pull things back on day one of the first Adelaide Test on Tuesday after a splendid batting display by Australian opener David Warner (145), skipper Michael Clarke (60 retired hurt)...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 1 in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia opted to bat against India India, after a calamitous week ahead of the Test match, would look to improve their overseas record with Virat Kohli at the helm of affairs. Australia, on the other hand, would look to give...
  • India in Australia 2014: Analysis of Team India December 7, 2014

    Analysis of India squad before the four-Test series against Australia, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday: TOP ORDER India will have the flamboyant Shikhar Dhawan and the relatively calm Murali Vijay to see off the new ball against Australia's fiery pace attack. Dhawan failed to score a 50 in six innings in England...
  • I don't see myself as a role model for anyone: Ishant Sharma December 6, 2014

    Adelaide: India's pace spearhead Ishant Sharma believes that his "experience" of having bowled in Australian conditions will come in handy for the other bowlers but he doesn't want to be looked upon as a "role model" for the likes of Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron or Mohammed Shami. Ishant has previously been...
  • India in Australia: No. 6, third pacer up for debate after first tour game November 26, 2014

    India had a decent workout during their first two days in office on the tour of Australia. Every bowler deployed got among wickets, India bowled out the opponents and then the batting unit had a good hit with five of them scoring half-centuries. Albeit the visitors faced a Cricket Australia XI...
  • 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...