Ishant likely to miss Christchurch Test with ankle injury

Senior Indian pacer Ishant Sharma is likely to miss the second and final Test against New Zealand beginning Saturday at the Hagley Oval as his right ankle injury has resurfaced.

Ishant was present in the nets and did bowl for a while two days out from the match. However, on Friday, he was absent from training after informing the team management of pain in the same ankle. He was subsequently sent for medical tests, the results of which are yet to arrive.

As per an ICC report, if the veteran pacer does miss out on the playing XI, Umesh Yadav will be replacing him ahead of Navdeep Saini, who is yet to make his debut in Test cricket.

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