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Delhi’s Ishant Sharma has been added to the Indian Squad following the injuries to Sreesanth and RP Singh. Yesterday, the BCCI had named just Munaf Patel as the replacement for these two bowlers but today the name of Ishant Sharma has been added.
India are likely to play only Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel in the final line-up with the focus being more on a spin-oriented attack led by Captain Anil Kumble. With the Feroz Shah Kotla pitch expected to be dry as per its tradition, the Indian Team Management will be tempted to play with three spinners.
It will be very surprising if Ishant Sharma does manage to play the Test Match because of his inexperience at the highest level. The 19-year-old tall fast bowler has played just the one Test against Bangladesh in which he took a wicket. He also got to play a lone ODI against South Africa in the series in Ireland. Ishant had a particularly good match last week in which he took seven wickets against Saurashtra in the ongoing Ranji Trophy Championship.