Ishant passes fitness test, New Zealand will leave for series

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new Delhi. India’s experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma was successful in the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru on Saturday and will join the Indian team in New Zealand for the 2-Test series starting on February 21.

A BCCI source said on condition of confidentiality, Yes Ishant has passed the fitness test and will join the Indian team in New Zealand. Ishant is expected to leave for Wellington for the first Test.

Ishant, who played 96 Test matches for India, was injured on January 21 in a Ranji Trophy match.

Ishant was included in the squad selected for the Test series on New Zealand tour on 4 February. At that time it was said that he would get a chance only after passing the fitness test.

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