Looking to take full advantage of the home conditions, Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma is hoping to carry the current form to the final Test against Australia.

Ishant Sharma says he has been assigned to play a defensive role with the new ball considering swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ability to strike early blows.

Ishant felt he is a completely different bowler compared to his new ball partner as they have different skill sets.

(with inputs from PTI)