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Ishant Sharma doubtful for Australia tour after muscle tear


Delhi Capitals received a big blow to their bowling department after their veteran fast bowler, Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League due to injury. Delhi Capitals franchises confirmed the news in a press release.

Ishant Sharma doubtful for Australia tour after muscle tear
Ishant Sharma ruled out of the Indian Premier League with a muscle tear, doubtful for India’s tour of Australia.

Ishant Sharma has complained of pain on his rib cage while bowling at a team practice session on 7 October 2020 in Dubai. Since he sustained a left internal oblique muscle tear, the injury ruled him out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates.

Delhi Capitals wished Ishant Sharma a speedy recovery. “Delhi Capitals fast bowler Ishant Sharma experienced an acute episode of left rib cage pain while bowling at a team training session on 7 October 2020 in Dubai. Subsequent investigations revealed that he sustained a left internal oblique muscle tear,” a statement from the franchise said.

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“This injury will, unfortunately, rule him out of the remainder of the Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020. Everyone at Delhi Capitals wishes Ishant a speedy recovery,” the statement added. Ishant Sharma played just one game for Delhi Capitals against Sunrisers Hyderabad before picking up an injury.

Ishant Sharma doubtful for Australia tour:

According to the reports in The Indian Express, the lanky pacer needs at least two months time for recovery. He won’t be able to bowl for the upcoming three weeks. Ishant Sharma is set to return to India where he will undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

As things stand, Ishant Sharma is doubtful for Australia tour that is scheduled to get underway in the month of December. The Indian team selectors are expected to announce the squad later this month and it will be interesting to see whether Ishant Sharma’s name is mentioned or not.

Earlier, Ishant Sharma had another injury issue where tweaked his ankle a bit during Ranji Trophy fixture and because of which he was uncertain for India’s tour of New Zealand. Nonetheless, the fast bowler played the Test opener against New Zealand. However, due to that injury, he was forced to sit out of the next match in Christchurch.

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