Team India is going to play the second against New Zealand form tomorrow. But before this match, India have one bad news that Ishant Sharma set to miss this test match because of an ankle injury. Ishant joined the team before the start of the series when he passed the fitness test. But now, again he faces the injury problem.
Ishant Sharma was the most successful bowler during the first test. He took his 11th five-wicket haul during the first test. Now according to Cricbuzz, Umesh Yadav will replace him in team India’s XI.
Prithvi Shaw Declared fir for the 2nd test
“Ravindra Jadeja or Ravichandran Ashwin, we will take that call tomorrow in the morning. Prithvi is ready to go (after recovering from an injury scare),” said Shastri in the pre-match press conference.
“He is a world-class bowler, there is no doubt about it but we have to make sure that we pick the right side for the right conditions. I think he has bowled well over the years, if anything, he would be disappointed with his batting, I think he will improve,” he added.
“I won’t judge one-day cricket and Test cricket, for us right now least priority is one-day cricket. Right now, our priority is Test and T20Is, we have played well in the Test format thus far (winning seven out of eight). So one loss does not leave you in a panic state and no one is looking at that direction. They are ready, they are mentally tuned for tomorrow’s Test,” the former all-rounder said.
“It is the red ball, we cannot replicate the white-ball performance. Especially in New Zealand and England, conditions are pretty similar. We are here not to give excuses, we were outplayed. A shakeup like that is good because when you are winning all the time, you will have a closed or fixed mindset. There is an opportunity to learn, you are mentally prepared to counter the conditions. It is a good lesson and the boys are up for the challenge,” he signed off.