ICL: Indian Cricket League

Sharma ruled out for squad in South Africa


Uncapped fast bowler Ishant Sharma will not join the Indian cricket squad for the third and final Test in South Africa, it was announced on Thursday.

Indian chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar, currently in South Africa, said in a statement that it had been decided not to summon the paceman for the final Test of the ongoing three-match series.

“Initially, he was being considered to be drafted into the Indian squad,” he said.

“However, considering his domestic schedule, it has now been decided not to have him fly down to Cape Town and instead allow him to concentrate on domestic first-class matches,” he added.

The 18-year-old Sharma was asked on Wednesday to join the squad following the return home of out-of-form fast bowler Irfan Pathan and fitness worries over paceman Munaf Patel. Patel could not play the first two Tests of the series because of an ankle injury.

India, currently playing the second Test in Durban, lead the series 1-0 following their win in the opening match in Johannesburg.

Source:The News

More on:, ,

Thank you for reading this post. You can now Leave A Comment (0) or Leave A Trackback.

Post Info

This entry was posted on Saturday, December 30th, 2006 and is filed under General.

Tagged with: , ,

You can follow any responses to this entry through the Comments Feed. You can Leave A Comment, or A Trackback.

Previous Post: History repeating itself in the case of Shoaib Akhtar »
Next Post: Skipper Flintoff says England still have fight »

Read More

Related Reading:

    Subscribe without commenting

    Leave a Reply

    Note: Any comments are permitted only because the site owner is letting you post, and any comments could be removed for any reason at the absolute discretion of the site owner.