ENG vs IND TEST MATCH: 3rd Test will be very memorable for bowler Ishant Sharma: After Kapil Dev, 100 Test will be the second pacer to play.
The third Test match of the 4-Test series between India and the England cricket team will be played at the Motera Stadium.
The 3rd test match between Ind vs Eng will be played from 24 February. With this new stadium in Motera, the match is going to be very special for Indian team fast bowler Ishant Sharma.
When Ishant Sharma starts playing at the world’s largest Motera Stadium, it will be his 100th match of his Test career.
Ishant will be the second Indian fast bowler to achieve this feat after former captain of the Indian cricket team and best all-rounder Kapil Dev.
The same Indian veteran bowler Ishant Sharma also took 300 wickets in his Test cricket career against England.
Before Ishant Sharma, Kapil Dev is the first cricketer to cross 100 figures as India’s fast bowler. Let us tell you that under the captaincy of former cricketer Kapil Dev, the Indian cricket team did its first World Cup.
The same Indian veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma started his Test career in 2007 under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid against Bangladesh.
Ishant has played a total of 302 Test wickets in his 99 Test matches. That is his best 7 wickets for 74 runs in an innings.
Ishant Sharma has done 5 wickets 11 times in an innings of his Test career. Significantly, Ishant Sharma has so far played only one Test match from the Pink Ball Test.
Ishant took a total of 9 wickets while bowling brilliantly against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
He took 5 wickets for 22 runs in the first innings of this pink ball test match and took 4 wickets for 56 runs in the second innings.
If Ishant joins the third Test match to be held in Motera Stadium. So he will become the 12th Indian player to play his 100th international match.
The Indian team has so far played Sachin Tendulkar 200, Rahul Dravin 163, VVS Laxman 134, Anil Kumble 132, Kapil Dev 131, Sunil Gavaskar 125, Dilip Vengsarkar 116, Sourav Ganguly 113, Virender Sehwag 103 and Harbhajan Singh 103.