MumbaiIshant Sharma, who has bowled only 1 format for India for a long time, has scored 109 in the last four Tests. Took only 8 wickets in 2 overs. Ishant, the only player to have played a hundred Tests in the current Indian team, failed on the tour of England and could not take a single wicket in the first Test against New Zealand at Kanpur.
Due to this, cricket fans are seen to be confirmed in place of Mohammad Siraj. Who did amazing performance on the tour of England. He has taken 14 wickets in his last 4 Tests with 126.5 balls. It is possible that Siraj may get a chance in the Mumbai Test but the bowling coach has a different idea.
India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey said on Wednesday that not playing much cricket has affected Ishant’s rhythm and he will be back in his familiar form after playing a few Test matches. Haven’t played much test cricket. He does not play IPL or T20 World Cup. Such a long break has had an effect.
He did not get a chance to play for Delhi Capitals in the second phase of IPL. He was not even picked for the T20 World Cup. “We are working on his rhythm and we are aware of it,” Mhambrey said. I am sure he will regain the momentum after a few matches.
Having taken more than 300 Test wickets, Ishant’s job is not only to take wickets of the opposition team but also to guide young fast bowlers like Mohammad Siraj and famous Krishna. Being there makes a big difference. Young fast bowlers can learn the nuances of fast bowling from him. This will help a lot.”
He did not answer whether Mohammad Siraj would be given a chance due to the bounce he gets from the Wankhede Stadium pitch in Mumbai and the swing he gets from the humidity of the rainy season. He said that he is happy with the performance of Umesh Yadav on the flat pitch of Kanpur. “Very happy with Umesh’s performance in the second innings. He troubled Kane Williamson a lot in one spell. It was a special performance on him and he tried his best.
Indian bowlers had 52 balls to break New Zealand’s last pair of Rachin Ravindra and Aijaz Patel but they were not successful. Short leg would have been important where it was just a matter of one ball.
“We could not win but there was a lot of positive in the last match. Taking 19 wickets on that pitch was not easy.” When asked about the poor form of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, he said, “They have a lot of experience and have played a lot of cricket. As a team, we know they need an innings to get back on track. We are all with them.