Ishant Sharma Selected in Reserves List of Indian Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Report
Ishant Sharma. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Delhi Capitals’ pacer Ishant Sharma could board the bus to England for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. As per a recent report by the Times of India, the lanky pacer has been selected for the reserves of the mega event that starts on May 30, 2019, alongside Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu and Navdeep Saini. According to the BCCI, Ishant Sharma’s experience would prove to be handy for the team. According to the Times of India, A source in the Board of Control for Cricket in India was quoted stating that Sharma is second to his countrymen Navdeep Saini as far as the selection for the ICC World Cup squad is concerned. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Ticket Prices, Dates, Venue Details & Timetable Available for Download Online.

It was Ishant Sharma’s consistency in Test cricket that helped him register a spot in the team. He has been selected amongst pacers like Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and emerging talent Jasprit Bumrah who would handle the bowling department. Ishant Sharma who is also a part of the Delhi Capital team in the IPL 2019 has a lion’s share of credit in the success of the franchise as the team has reached the playoffs after seven years. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Meet Captains of All 10 Participating Teams.

Even Mohammed Kaif, Delhi Capital’s fielding coach had recently praised Sharma's bowling during a press conference.  According to Kaif, he brings in different variations in his bowling. “He is bowling different types of slower balls, there are the cutters, the slower bouncers, so it just shows that he has many weapons in his armoury now,” he had said.