IPL 2021: Ishant Sharma back to full fitness; available to play against MI

Delhi Capitals missed the services of Ishant Sharma due to a heel niggle that he carried.

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma

Delhi Capitals (DC) are in good form at the moment after notching up their second win of the season in their third match. Apart from the last-over thriller against Rajasthan Royals (RR), the Rishabh Pant-led side have looked fairly comfortable in dealing with opponents. Opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in imperious touch and it has helped the team’s cause a great deal even as the bowlers have struggled a bit.

DC have made at least one change in each of their three matches as they continue their search for the perfect team combination. Without no international pacer available due to fitness issues for Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma, the responsibility has been shouldered by Avesh Khan who has done a remarkable job as he finds himself among the top wicket-takers in the IPL season so far.

Ishant Sharma set to return to action

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma during IPL 2019

Delhi Capitals have been handed a huge boost today as Ishant Sharma has reportedly recovered from a heel niggle he was carrying and will be available for selection for today’s match against defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI). The fast bowler hasn’t played a single game so far and in the 2020 edition of the tournament as well, he had to leave early due to an injury he suffered. His return will be of great help for DC and they would be tempted to give him a go in the playing XI.

A source reportedly spoke about Ishant’s recovery to ANI and said, “He was struggling with a heel niggle, but he is good to go now. Had to take it slow and easy as we have a long road ahead of us and he is an integral part of the bowling attack.”

DC face MI today at 7:30 PM.

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