ISHANT SHARMA

  • John Abraham denies acting in M.S. Dhoni's biopic, says the news is 'utter rubbish' 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    (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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...