Ishant Sharma who went unsold in the recent IPL 2018 Auction, is playing now in county cricket in England. Playing for the team Sussex, the Indian pacer picks 5 wickets in the match by picking 3 wickets from the 1st innings and 2 from the 2nd.
Indian Players’ game time in England
The Indian team will be travelling to England in the latter half of this year and BCCI is now open to provide their players the required game time in the hosting nation itself. A list of Indian players is planned to play County cricket in this summer. The Names of Virat Kohli and Axar Patel was recently added to the already existing names of Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara.
This move by BCCI has opened the gate for Indian players to play and get customed to the English conditions.
You can check here, the complete Schedule for India’s tour to England.
With Kohli, Ashwin and Axar Patel joining the county teams once the IPL season gets over, Ishant Sharma is already there – played his debut county match for his team Sussex.
The Indian pacer has managed to perform at his best in the swinging conditions of the county, where he ended up picking a total of 5 wickets for his team.
Ishant’s bowling figures looked as 20.2-4-53-3 and 9-3-16-2 in both innings.
Th Match ended in a draw and the team Sussex’s twitter handle managed to tweet a video of Ishant’s 5 wickets…
Watch the Video..
Highlights from day four of our season opener vs. Warwickshire are available now. #gosbts
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) April 17, 2018
Look how Ishant is swinging? Interesting right? Do you know what’s more interesting than this?
Ishant also managed to put the bat on the ball this time ended up scoring 22 off 41 balls. This cool innings also includes 3 fours and a six.
Check the scorecard here.
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It is always nice to perform in alien conditions and Ishant is managing to perform brilliantly at the right time for him to pick himself for the England Test series.
So what’s your opinion on Indian players having a game time in County before the most important test series in this year for India?
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