After an impressive performance on his County debut, Ishant Sharma has grabbed the headlines again. However this time, it is with the bat!
In his debut game against Warwickshire, the 29-year-old finished with a five-wicket haul in the game, with some exceptional bowling in favourable conditions. In his second game, Sharma went on to score his maiden First-Class half-century, bringing up the landmark in 91 balls. Sussex were 240/7 on Day 1 against Leicestershire when Sharma walked out to bat, and has added over hundred runs for the ninth wicket along with Michael Burgess.
He was batting on 62 at the time of this piece being published.
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The tall pacer has signed up for Sussex as an overseas player for the 2018 County Championship as preparation for India’s upcoming tour of England later this year. Virat Kohli’s side is scheduled to play a five-match Test series starting August 1, post the limited overs series.