Melbourne: India pacer Ishant Sharma will not play in the second warm-up match against Cricket Australia Chariman's XI at Manuka Oval beginning Monday.
Sources reveal that Ishant will have a check-up on Tuesday before a decision is taken on his ability to take part in the series is taken. The 23-year-old had walked off the field after bowling just 5.3 overs on the opening day of the first practice match at Canberra and the Indian camp since has maintained that there is no serious concern but Ishant is being monitored closely.
On Sunday, India's media manager GS Walia said that the bowler is recovering fast. Ishant Sharma did join the team in the practice session ahead of the second warm-up match but did not bowl. (Read full story here)
Following is the expected squad for the match although an official confirmation on Ishant is awaited. (Full preview here)
The CA Chairman's XI:
David Warner (c), Jason Behrendorff, Doug Bollinger, Cameron Boycen, Tom Cooper, Ed Cowan, Alex Doolan, Peter George, Jon Holland, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Josh Lalor, Tim Ludeman.
Abhimanyu Mithun, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, VVS Laxman, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (c), Umesh Yadav, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Wriddhiman Saha, Vinay Kumar, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid, Zaheer Khan.
The match begins 11.00 (Australian time)