Ishant Sharma, ICC World Cup 2019
Ishant Sharma. Getty Images

India’s lanky fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been added to Team India’s reserve list of players for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. The fast bowler has been in fine form in the ongoing Indian Premier League while playing for the Delhi Capitals. Thus, he has been added to the list of stand by which comprises Ambati Rayudu, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant.

Meanwhile, according to reports of Times of India, it has been learned that Ishant Sharma is the second option even in the reserves list. A source of Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed that Ishant Sharma is second to Navdeep Saini who impressed with his brisk pace while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

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Ishant Sharma is in good form.

Ishant Sharma has scalped 10 wickets in 10 matches and he has bowled with an impressive economy rate of 7.65 in the ongoing season of IPL. Consequently, he has been instrumental in the success of Delhi Capitals who made their way into the playoff stages after a gap of seven years.

Unmukt Chand, Ishant Sharma,
Ishant Sharma. Credit: Getty Images.

Meanwhile, the Delhi fast bowler has added different arrows to his quiver. He is using them at the right time of the match. Subsequently, Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammed Kaif has heaped praise on Ishant Sharma for his variations. Ishant has been right on the money with his slower balls and has used the knuckleball with aplomb.

Using the variations.

“He is bowling different types of slower balls, there are the cutters, the slower bouncers, so it just shows that he has many weapons in his armoury now,” Kaif was quoted as saying in a Delhi Capitals press conference.


Navdeep Saini
Navdeep Saini. Credit: BCCI

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals finished at the third position in the points table with 18 points under their belt. The Shreyas Iyer-led side will play their Eliminator contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Vishakhapatnam on 8th May.

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On the other hand, India will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa at Southampton on 5th June.

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