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Ishant Sharma regaining his fitness ahead of the India Australia clash. Pacer Ishant Sharma was seen bowling in the NCA camp on Wednesday. Ishant Sharma regaining his fitness ahead of India Australia clash.

Good news for the Indian cricket team and fans as the Test pace spearhead was seen bowling in the nets at National Cricket Acadamy (NCA). The pace lead of team India in tests is leaving no stone unshined to regain his fitness ahead of the India-Australia red ball clash. Ishant Sharma is currently at National Cricket Academy (NCA) doing his rehab for his injury.

The tall pacer was ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2020 due to a left internal oblique muscle tear during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ishant could only make solidarity appearances for the Dream11 IPL 2020 runner-ups. 

The speedster was directly sent to the NCA after the injury to get fit headed by director Rahul Dravid and head physio Ashish Kaushik. Since then he is under their eyes and recovering to full fitness.

Ishant Sharma at NCA Practicing:

On Wednesday, ESPNcricinfo shared a video on their Twitter handle featuring Ishant Sharma bowling with his full run-up and action, Rahul Dravid and chief selector Sunil Joshi were also seen in the video watching the 32-years old bowling.

The BCCI president on an interview expected, Ishant Sharma to be fit ahead of the first Test match on 17th December.

“Yes, we are expecting Ishant to be back for the Test matches. He has already started bowling from shorter run-ups and short spells. He has bowled at NCA.

“But as there is a BCCI protocol for fast bowlers, Ishant will be playing the two first-class games in Australia,” Ganguly had said.

“As NCA head, Rahul Dravid said to the board that Ishant is recovering well, Ishant is working with Mhambrey to get fit for the test. As an experienced player, he will bring a lot of confidence to the side. In absence of Virat Kohli, he will be a key player for the test series.”

Will India rewrite History in Tests against Australia?

India will be looking to rewrite history by thrashing the side full of big stars for the second time. The first time India defeated Australia in the four-match test series in 2018-19, winning the series by 2-1. However, this time it will not be easy, as Australia will be seen featuring David Warner and Steve Smith after the ban. 

A point to have in mind for team India, Australia has never lost any day/night test match from 2015. They have won all 5 day/night test matches till now. 

The series will be having huge significance as it will add to the World Test Championship. India currently sits at the top of the World Test Championship with 360 points followed by Australia with 296 points.

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