New Delhi: India's pace spearhead Ishant Sharma says he has been assigned to play a defensive role with the new ball considering swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ability to strike early blows.
Ishant felt he is a completely different bowler compared to his new ball partner as they have different skill sets.
"My bowling is different from Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar's nickname). He is more effective with the new ball as he can get a lot of swing. I don't get a lot of swing with the new ball in Indian conditions. So I need to wait for the ball to get old so that I can get some reverse swing," Ishant said.