Ishant Sharma has been excluded after he could not be reached on the telephone by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) chief selector Vinay Lamba.
However, Ishant’s on-field behaviour that got him one Test ban did not go down well with Venkatesh Prasad.
Sri Lanka series marked the arrival of an Indian cricket team more confident and more hungry for opportunity
Ishant Sharma will thus miss India’s first Test against South Africa at Mohali from November 5.
Ishant Sharma is the eight Indian bowler and the fourth speedster to complete 200 wickets or more in Tests.
Virat Kohli said Dhammika Prasad fired up Ishant Sharma as he came back and bowled brilliantly in the second innings.
Ishant Sharma said that the key is to bowl in right areas on spin-friendly Bangladesh strips.
Poor planning has ensured that Indian players enter the World Cup nursing injuries and exhaustion.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to completely unwind and take his mind away from cricket.
Ishant Sharma needs to enhance his ability to take wickets consistently in both the innings, feels the former India pacer.
Ishant used the bouncer to good effect in England. But after Hughes’ death it has become a bowler’s dilemma.
Ishant led the way in placing his bat outside the dressing-room in a mark of respect to the late Hughes.
A disciplinarian coach and a less indulging board are a combination that Indian cricket desperately needs.
Intense slip-fielding drill gives a clue to the team’s likely playing XI for the Manchester Test.
Most Hindi serials fail to reflect political and social upheavals outside the home.