Ishant returned to Wellington Test after injury at Edhi, same injury emerged again
Second Test between India and New Zealand in Christchurch from Saturday
Dainik BhaskarFeb 28, 2020, 11:53 AM IST Sports Desk. A day before the second Test against New Zealand starts, there is a disturbing news for Team India. Ishant Sharma, who took five wickets in the first Test, is again injured. It is difficult to play in Christchurch. If Ishant does not play, Umesh Yadav can replace him. The opener Prithvi Shaw has a swollen leg. They are also difficult to get on the field. Shubman Gill is expected to get a chance to replace Shaw. In the first match of the two-match Test series, New Zealand defeated Team India by 10 wickets in Wellington. Ishant took five wickets in the first innings of this Test.
Old injury emerged Ishant was injured in Edhi during a Ranji Trophy match in January. He underwent a fitness test after four weeks of rest. After passing in it, he played in the first Test. Also took five wickets. According to the website ESPN Cricinfo, Sharma's chronic injury has re-emerged. It is very difficult for him to get into the second Test. The type of injury Ishant has, it takes 6 weeks to recover. But he returned to the field only after 4 weeks of training at NCA. Captain Virat Kohli's problem is that Jasprit Bumrah has also returned after injury. Shami is also not in rhythm. Ishant saw a ray of hope but now he too is unfit.
Umesh how effective Ishant is India's most successful bowler on foreign pitches since 2018. During this, he took 53 wickets in 13 Tests. Umesh Yadav's record at home is good. Here he took 38 wickets in 7 Tests. He is the fourth seamer on foreign tours. Umesh, who made his Test debut against the West Indies in 2011, has played only 45 Tests so far. He took 142 wickets at an average of 30.26.