Hindustan Times – India’s pace spearhead Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the final Test of the four-match series between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground from Thursday.

Summary

  • India’s pace spearhead Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the final Test of the four-match series between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground from Thursday.
  • Ishant is experiencing some left rib cage discomfort and the team management did not want to risk him during this Test match.
  • Skipper Virat Kohli too has had injury issues, but on Wednesday played down fears that recurring back spasms could hinder his stellar career, insisting all players get “niggles” and they were “nothing new”.
  • Kohli received treatment from the physio on day two of the Melbourne Test against Australia last week, appearing to be in pain just before he was out for 82 in the first innings.
  • “I’ve had this issue since 2011, it’s nothing new,” he said in Sydney ahead of the fourth and final Test against Australia.


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