Indian bowler, Ishant Sharma had been struggling with an injury since past few weeks now. The right-handed medium pacer got injured while playing a Ranji match in Arun Jaitly stadium, New Delhi. The injury was declared to be of grade-six and he was advised to rest for six weeks.
His position in the Test squad for the Test series against New Zealand was subjected to his fitness. Now that he has passed the fitness test, he will be back in the team.
He wasn’t expected to be back so soon as he was advised to rest for a period of six weeks. With Jasprit Bumrah struggling with his form and Kuldeep Yadav out of the squad, India’s bowling attack will be under tremendous pressure in this series.
Moreover, the 3-0 loss in the ODI series against New Zealand will be adding some extra weight onto the shoulders of the team. The first test starts from 21st of February.