Ishant Sharma out of first Test against New Zealand,Ishant Sharma out of first Test against New Zealand

first_imgFile Photo of India pacer Ishant Sharma.   –  The Hindu SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT India retain Rohit, Dhawan for 3-test series against New Zealand SHARE RELATED September 20, 2016 The fast bowler is recovering from Chikungunya fever File Photo of India pacer Ishant Sharma.   –  The Hinducenter_img cricket COMMENTS Published on null × India’s seniormost fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the first cricket Test against New Zealand starting September 22 as he is recovering from chikungunya, a viral that has been prevalent in the National Capital Region (NCR).India’s chief coach Anil Kumble intimated the mediapersons today. “Ishant Sharma is recovering from chikungunya and will not be available for the first Test match. We have not asked for any replacement and will choose our first XI from the available 14,” the chief coach said after the training session.Chikungunya fever has affected a lot of people in Delhi and adjoining areas with state’s health department issuing alerts for the citizen. Ishant is a resident of West Delhi’s Patel Nagar area.Ishant is the most experienced of India’s four pacers with 209 wickets from 72 Tests.If India happen to go in with two pacers, then the likely choices will be Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Indians to hunt Kiwis in historic 500th matchlast_img