Rediff – Finding no takers in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, India’s Test fast bowler Ishant Sharma will follow the footsteps of his teammate Cheteshwar Pujara as he is set to play English county side Sussex in five first-class and eight List A games.

Summary

  • Finding no takers in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, India’s Test fast bowler Ishant Sharma will follow the footsteps of his teammate Cheteshwar Pujara as he is set to play English county side Sussex in five first-class and eight List A games.
  • According county’s official website www.sussexcricket.co.uk, Ishant is awaiting a formal approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
  • I hope to add value during my time as part of the Sussex family this season,” Ishant was quoted as saying by the county’s website.
  • Only three Indian seamers have more wickets than Ishant in Test cricket, with his 234 dismissals making him the ninth most prolific Indian Test bowler overall.
  • Ishant stint with Sussex will be his first in county cricket, although he has experience of bowling in England having toured with India in 2011 and 2014 and played in the 2009 ICC World T20 and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.


Read more…