Bowling in India Ishant Sharma has stitches on the fingers of his right hand after an injury in the final of the World Test Championship. However, the injury is not serious and he must recover between one and two weeks and be ready for the series of five tests that will take place in August-September.
“Ishant has stitches. But this is nothing serious. He will be fine. The stitches should be removed between one or two weeks,” a BCCI official told IANS.
The long, fast bowling had injured himself as he tried to stop a shot from Ross Taylor in the 45th over New Zealand’s second inning, when the Kiwis would come out on top. This was his seventh completion, but after his injury at the second birth, the overver had to be completed by a colleague Jasprit Bumrah.
The right fighter bowled 31.2 overs and took only three wickets, all in the first innings.
Following the team’s recovery schedule between one and two weeks, Ishant should be able to do well before July 15, when the team moves to Durham for a camp before a series of five tests that begin on August 4 in Nottingham.
The team is currently on holiday without cricket around.