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Ishant Sharma injures bowling arm, expected to be fit for England Tests

Ishant Sharma recently took part in the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 final against New Zealand in Southampton that India lost. Meanwhile, he injured his bowling arm and received three stitches but is expected to recover in time for England Tests.

Ishant Sharma injures bowling arm, expected to be fit for England Tests-ayh
Southampton, First Published Jun 25, 2021, 5:23 PM IST
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Indian pacer Ishant Sharma suffered a setback after injuring his bowling arm during the just-concluded 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton. India, unfortunately, ended up on the losing side.

Although it is unsure when the injury happened, sources have told ANI that he supposedly injured it during the second innings of New Zealand on Day 6. While he has received three stitches, he is expected to recover on time for the upcoming five-Test series against England for the Pataudi Trophy, starting August.

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"Ishant hurt his bowling hand while stopping the ball and had to get three stitches. But, he should be ready for the Tests against England, which starts on August 4," the source said.

Ishant gave a valiant effort during the WTC final but could manage only three wickets in the first innings before going wicketless in the second. He is expected to play a vital role during the England Tests, while he has already played 13 Tests in the country, claiming 46 wickets at an average of 33.19, including a couple of five-wicket hauls.

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