Ishant Sharma Uncertain, Rohit Sharma Back For India

Ishant Sharma Uncertain, Rohit Sharma Back For India
Ishant Sharma failed to bowl a single delivery during India's practice session in Adelaide on Saturday.
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According to reports, Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma is almost certain to be ruled out of the upcoming World Cup as he failed to bowl a single delivery during India's practice session in Adelaide on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, who injured his knee during the Boxing Day Test match, is likely to be replaced by Mohit Sharma.

Mohit, who was expected to head back to India after the tri-series in Australia, was seen bowling at full throttle during the practice session.

Meanwhile Rohit Sharma, who was sidelined after his spectacular knock in the first One-Day International against Australia in the recently concluded tri-series, confirmed that he will be playing the warm-up game against Australia on Sunday.

"I am good to go. I had issues with my hamstring, but I was working on it in the last few days with the team's support staff," he said.

“I will be playing against Australia tomorrow in the warm up game. It will be my first World Cup experience and I'm excited."

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was another uncertainity for the reigning champions heading into the World Cup, has recovered from his injury and is now looking forward to play in the mega event.

"I have fully recovered now. Yes there was a niggle in the One days and didn't play the Tests too.

"But now I have recovered. Last 3-4 days were really good for me and I'm looking forward to playing the World Cup,” said Kumar.

India will take on Australia in the first warm-up game on Sunday (8th February) at the Adelaide Oval.

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