New Indian Express – LONDON: Ishant Sharma will prepare for India’s tour of England this summer by linking up with English county side Sussex for the first two months of the season.

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  • LONDON: Ishant Sharma will prepare for India’s tour of England this summer by linking up with English county side Sussex for the first two months of the season.
  • The 29-year-old will join Sussex until June 4 and will be available for the county’s first five County Championship division two matches and all eight of their group fixtures in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
  • “It’s a great honour to represent Sussex CCC, the oldest first-class county, and I am looking forward with excitement to my maiden stint in county cricket,” said Ishant, who also has 115 one-day and eight Twenty20 international wickets.
  • Ishant adds valuable experience to Sussex’s fast bowling stocks in the absence of Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer, both of whom will be at the Indian Premier League.
  • Sussex director of cricket Keith Greenfield said: “Once Jofra and CJ were picked up in the IPL draft, it became crucial to sign an experienced international-quality seam bowler who could provide valuable support and know-how to the rest of the seamers.


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