Fitness worries for the Indian bowlers ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Fitness worries for the Indian bowlers ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Fitness worries for the Indian bowlers ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: The problems for Indian team management and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn’t seem to end at all. The team was already struggling with batsmen struggling to adapt and score runs in the Australian conditions. Now as an addition to the existing problem, the below par bowling line-up is facing niggles and injuries.

India just ended the Australian tour without winning a single game, both in Tests as well as triangular ODI series. The team looked very ordinary and most of the player did not perform to their reputation. The Indian team was having a tough time finding the right combinations ahead of the ICC world cup 2015 where they enter the tournament as defending champions.

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Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will undergo fitness test on February 7. (Photo Source: BCCI)

But nothing seems to be going the right way for team India at the moment, as Ishant Sharma is considered doubtful owing to his struggle with injuries. Mohit Sharma has been held back as a backup seamer in case Ishant doesn’t recover on time for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

The BCCI has advised the team management to include Mohit Sharma along with Dhawal Kulkarni as backup seamers in the preparatory camp starting on Tuesday in Adelaide.
Mohit Sharma was a part of the 17 member squad for the recently concluded tri-series featuring Australia and England. He played the last round robin match of the tri series against England and picked up 2/36 in the match. During the match Sharma ensured he was bowling the quickest we have seen of him, consistently clocking over 140 kmph. Also the line and control with which he bowled was impressive as well. Before travelling to Australia for the tri-series he was also the star performer for his domestic team Haryana in Ranji trophy while he also picked up a hat-trick playing for the team.

Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will undergo fitness test on February 7. If the players fail to recover fully, they will not be allowed to play the warm-up matches. Indian team physio will take the final decision about fitness of these three players. India will play two warm up games against Australia and Afghanistan respectively.

Defending champions India start off their world cup campaign in a highly anticipated opening match against arch rivals Pakistan on Feb 15.