The Indian tall speedster Ishant Sharma has really worked on his line and lengths and it has yielded him the best results in the last three years in the longest format. He is one among the destructive bowling trio of the Indian pace attack alongside Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah and he is far more experienced than the other two.
Ishant has evolved as an excellent new-ball bowler in tests and he has been bowling the big inswingers too. He has been very consistent with his lengths not giving the batsman any free deliveries to take advantage and has picked up 36 wickets in 11 tests which is the most by any Indian pacer in the ICC World Test Championship. Here are the 3 most memorable spells by Ishant Sharma in the tournament.
3 Most Memorable Spells By Ishant Sharma:
Ishant’s 5 for 68 Against New Zealand, Wellington 2020
The Indian team had to be at their very best to beat the New Zealand team in their own backyard and having won the toss, the hosts had decided to bowl first. India was bundled out for 165 in the first innings and the bowlers needed to come up with something special. Ishant Sharma did a fine job when the other bowlers failed.
He picked up five wickets for 68 runs in his fiery spell but couldn’t stop New Zealand from taking a lead of 117 runs in their first innings and it was enough for them to win the game easily. India could manage to set a target of only 9 runs and New Zealand took a lead of 1-0 in the two-match Test series.