Ishant Sharma suffers Grade 3 tear on right ankle, out for six weeks – cricket

Fast-bowler Ishant Sharma is uncertain for India’s upcoming tour of New Zealand after he sustained an damage throughout Delhi’s Ranji Trophy conflict in opposition to Vidarbha on Monday. Ishant’s sustained the damage whereas interesting for a leg-earlier than in opposition to Vidarbha skipper Faiz Fazal. The speedster twisted his ankle whereas again pedalling and was seen wincing in ache.

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Ishant has suffered a Grade 3 tear on his right ankle after falling on the pitch through the Ranji conflict and he can be out for no less than six weeks. This may see him miss the 2-match Test collection in opposition to New Zealand which begins on February 21. The 96-Test veteran underwent an MRI after Monday’s play, the report of which got here on Tuesday.

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Ishant’s damage is one other blow for India forward of their tour of New Zealand as earlier, an ESPN Cricinfo report prompt that opener Shikhar Dhawan has been dominated out of the 5-match T20I collection because of the shoulder damage he suffered through the third ODI in opposition to Australia.

Dhawan fell awkwardly whereas diving to avoid wasting a run through the match in Bengaluru and he didn’t come out to bat through the run chase. He did seem for the publish match celebrations however with a sling round his arm.

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Dhawan made an excellent comeback within the collection in opposition to Australia as he scored 96 and 74 within the first two matches. He regarded in good contact in opposition to the Aussie bowlers and this damage can be a giant concern for the left-hander.

((With inputs from Khurram Habib))

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