Ishant Sharma aiming first Test series win in Australia
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma desperately wants to win the first Test series in Australia and they are putting the team’s performance right in the front.
India arrived in Australia for a long tour and completed the T20I series 1-1 as one game was washed out due to rain. Following the T20I series, It’s time for the most awaited Border-Gavaskar trophy.
This time, there are more expectations on Kohli and co since the team looks more promising than the last tour and at the same time, the condition of the hosts also create an opportunity for India to win first Test series in Australian soil.
Ahead of the Test series Indian fast bowler, Ishant Sharma has opened up about his thoughts before going into the series. The pacer also sees this time they have a good chance to grab a Test series win.
“The biggest thing right now is to win the series and that’s what everybody is focusing on right now. We are not even thinking about personal performances. Just one aim, that is to win a series in Australia.”
India are having a warm-up game from 28th November in Sydney. The fast bowler doesn’t want to take it as a lighter one and wants to start the fight right from the warm-up game itself.
“I think (the practice game) is pretty serious for us, because we have to set the tone,” Sharma said. “You know the conditions. Obviously playing here after a long time, you need to get into the groove, get used to the conditions, and I think it’s a pretty important game for everyone.”
Further the fast bowler doesn’t want to consider the absence of Smith and Warner as the team will look stronger now too. “Whoever is representing their country, they are good enough and that’s why they’re representing the country. We don’t take anything lightly.”
“If you’re representing the country the pressure is there,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity as well because you have a healthy competition in the team, there are a lot of fast bowlers coming up. If you are not doing well, then any time, you can sit behind and watch the game.”