Ishant Sharma out with injury; Pankaj Singh gets India debut
Pankaj Singh was one of the leading wicket-takers of the Ranji Trophy © Getty Images
Jul 27, 2014
After taking a tremendous seven-wicket haul in the second Test between India and England at Lord’s, Ishant Sharma is out with an injury. The right-arm pacer has been replaced in the third Test at Southampton by Pankaj Singh.
In a pre-match report, it was announced that Ishant picked up an injury, thereby enabling Rajasthan pacer Pankaj Singh to make his international debut for India. Pankaj has played a solitary One-Day International (ODI) for India in 2010. He made a comeback to the Indian side for this series, but was overlooked for the first two Tests.
India currently lead England 1-0 in the five-match Test series, after drawing the first game at Trent Bridge and following it up with a 95-run win at Lord’s.