Mumbai: Ishant Sharma has reportedly failed his fitness test for the World Cup and will be replaced by Mohit Sharma. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is set to play in the quadrennial tournament.
While there is no confirmation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it seems Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will win the race to be fit for India’s title defence.
An NDTV report says that Ishant didn’t bowl a single delivery when the team practiced in Adelaide today while Bhuvneshwar was seen going through his paces pretty comfortably.
The report quotes Bhuvneshwar as saying: “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.”
Another report, carried by Zee News, quotes a BCCI official as saying: “We have officially written to the ICC asking for a replacement. Now, it’s up to them to decide.”
If Bhuvneshwar still misses out, then he will be replaced by Dhawal Kulkarni.