LONDON: Ishant Sharma will prepare for the India tour to England this summer by linking the English county of Sussex during the first two months of the season. Only three Indian cutters have taken more than the 234 test terrains that Ishant has claimed and should be part of the team for the five-game series against England in August and September.
The 29-year-old will join Sussex until June 4 and will be available for the first five games of the Two County County Division Championship and for the club's eight group games at the Royal London Cup of the Day. "It is a great honor to represent Sussex CCC, the oldest first class county, and I look forward to my first experience in county cricket," said Ishant, who also has 115 international terrains a day. and eight Twenty20.
Ishant adds a valuable experience to the fast bowling team of Sussex in the absence of Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer, who will be in the Indian Premier League. Keith Greenfield, Sussex Cricket Director, said: "Once Jofra and CJ were drafted into the IPL draft, it became crucial to hire an experienced international quality bowler who could provide valuable support and knowledge to the rest of the world. "dressers" Ishant has the attributes to be very successful in the initial conditions of the English season and an excellent model that fits perfectly. "