Ishant Sharma Will Be Missing The South Africa Tour?
By CricShots - Dec 6, 2021 7:13 pm
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The veteran Indian fast bowler, Ishant Sharma has not been witnessing a good run in recent times. Clearly, with Mohammed Siraj getter better with each passing game, and making good use of the opportunities, there is a high chance that the lanky pacer from Delhi might not be on that plane to Rainbow Nation. 

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma 

according to media reports, selectors might pick the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj ahead of the lanky seamer. Ishant Sharma was seen struggling with his line lengths throughout the first Test match in Kanpur against New Zealand where he failed to pick a wicket after which he was dropped from the side after he dislocated his little left finger.

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If reports are to be believed, not only will he be dropped in favor of current pace sensations, even Umesh Yadav may also be picked ahead of Ishant Sharma based on the current form. Ishant Sharma has gone off the boil since the tour of England and many people believe that the veteran of 105 Tests (311 wickets) should now be given a break as Mohammed Siraj can’t be kept out in overseas conditions along with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami when they are all fit.

mohammed siraj
Mohammed siraj bowled a brilliant opening spell

Umesh Yadav in the previous regime has had to sit out a lot in overseas Tests as he didn’t fit in a four-pronged fast bowling attack but on pure form, he is looking better than Ishant in terms of the current form. Ishant might not be picked if his form over the past few months is really assessed but one never knows what are the permutation and combinations at work.

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The reserve fast bowlers’ list comprises Prasidh Krishna, Ishan Porel, Avesh Khan to name a few and if India takes six pacers for Test matches, Ishant right now doesn’t fit in.