India pacer Ishant Sharma suffered an injury to his bowling hand during the WTC Final & had to get three stitches on his right hand. Ishant suffered the injury while stopping a ball during the WTC Final at the Ageas Bowl. But as per the reports, Ishant will be fit on time for India’s five-match test series against England.
Speaking to the ANI, the sources said that the pacer has suffered the injury while bowling in New Zealand’s second innings. “Ishant Sharma hurt his bowling hand while stopping the ball and had to get three stitches. But he should be ready for the Tests against England which starts on August 4,” the source said.
“The stitches will be off in around 10 days and with six weeks left for the first Test against England, he is expected to recover in time,” PTI quoted a senior BCCI official as saying.
Meanwhile, the Indian contingent has traveled together to London. From there they will leave for their respective destinations within the UK for a short 20 days break ahead of the five-match test series against England.
Talking about Ishant’s injury, he suffered a blow to his hand while stopping a shot off his own delivery against New Zealand in their second innings. After getting hurt, Ishant immediately left the crease as his hand was profoundly bleeding.
India lost the marquee WTC Final by huge eight wickets against New Zealand. By defeating India, the black Caps become the first winners of the ICC WTC title & have proudly written their name in golden words in the history of World Cricket. This was the third successive loss for team India against the kiwis.
After the conclusion of the WTC final, the Indian team has traveled to London along with their families. They will spend around three weeks in London before assembling in London for the five-match test series against England.
“Some of them are tennis fans and if Wimbledon allows spectators, you might see them going for some of the show court matches. A few might be checking out if tickets for the Euro games at Wembley are available,” the BCCI official informed.
The Indian team will take 20 days break & will stay within the UK along with their families. The entire team will assemble together in London on July 14 following which they will move to Nottingham for their first Test against England.
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