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Ishant Sharma back on the field after recovering from ankle injury

He will be crucial for Team India in Australia.

Ishant Sharma
Indian bowler Ishant Sharma celebrates. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Team India has been boosted with the return of their ace fast bowler Ishant Sharma ahead of the Australia tour. He was injured during the fifth and final Test match in England and had to hobble off the field in the second innings due to the ankle injury. He was also ruled out of the Test series against Windies which India won comfortably by 2-0.

The lanky fast bowler will be crucial for the Indian team in Australia where they are scheduled to play four Tests starting from December 6. He has risen through the ranks over the last couple of years in the longest format and is leading the attack exceptionally well.

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BCCI‘s official Twitter handle confirmed the news of Ishant Sharma bowling in full tilt by posting the video of the cricketer sweating it hard on the field. He might also play in the upcoming Ranji matches to prove his fitness after completely recovering from the injury.

Ishant in England

Ishant Sharma was a brute force in England during the five-match Test series. He, time and again, troubled the veteran Alastair Cook who eventually retired after the series. His ability to take the ball away from the left-handers earned the pacer a lot of accolades as he ended up as the second highest wicket-taker of the series. Ishant picked 18 wickets in five matches and lived up to the expectations once again.

He will now be looking to make an impact down under where the ball bounces a lot more and his height will be a benefit for the Indian team. Australia is struggling with their batting in the longest format and with a lot of inexperience in the line-up, Ishant will look to target them early in the innings. This is India’s best chance to register their first Test series win in Australia and the lanky bowler will be key to their chances.

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