Knee injury ends Ishant Sharma’s World Cup dream


India's senior pacer Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the 2015 World Cup due to a knee injury after he was the only one among the four injured cricketers who failed in the fitness test.

India had better news regarding the fitness of batsman Rohit Sharma and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Rohit played only one ODI in the tri-series against Australia and England due to a hamstring niggle. A left-ankle injury had kept Bhuvneshwar out of the first three Tests in Australia and a recurrence of the injury meant that he played only two matches in the tri-series. Rohit has said he will play the warm-up games and Bhuvneshwar could take the field in Sunday's warm-up match against Australia.

The injury had kept Ishant away from competitive cricket for more than a month. He last bowled in the Boxing Day Test match in Sydney was clearly not in best physical condition. However, that was the only game he was picked for in the tri-series, as he injured his knee again before the ODI against England in Perth.

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