Ishant Sharma retained in unchanged squad for remaining ODIs against Australia

Despite shoddy performances in the recent matches including a 30-run-over in the third ODI vs Australia, Ishant Sharma continues to find his name in the team. This means Zaheer Khan's wait extends to the next series.

updated: October 20, 2013 19:47 IST
  • Total Shares

Ishant SharmaUnder-fire Ishant Sharma has been retained in the unchanged squad for the remaining four One Day Internationals against Australia.

Out-of-form pacer Ishant survived the axe despite being hammered for 30 runs in one over that changed the course of the third ODI between India and Australia at Mohali on Saturday. The Indian selectors have shown faith in the 15-man squad trailing tourists 2-1 in the seven-match series, despite growing calls for changes in the bowling department.

Retaining the pace attack means that there is still no room for Zaheer Khan, who was impressive in the India A's 'unofficial' Test matches against West Indies earlier this month. He played a vital role in India A's victory in the second Test, helping the home team clinch victory and level the two-match series 1-1.

Show Full Article