Canberra: Team India will not seek a cover for injured pacer Ishant Sharma as he is expected to be fit for the opening Test against Australia next week even though he has been ruled out of a three-day practice match starting here on Monday.
"The doctor has advised him rest till Monday. So we would have a fresh look at him on Tuesday. But the work on him is going on and he's improving," stated media manager G S Walia here on Sunday morning.
Ishant is recovering from injury in his left ankle which forced him to leave the field after bowling only 5.3 overs against Cricket Australia Chairman's XI here on Thursday. While the team management sounds optimistic on Ishant, it's certain he wouldn't be turning out for the three-day game against Cricket Australia Chairman's XI.