NEW DELHI: Indian cricket team troubled with back-to-back fitness issues of players which forced management to conduct fitness tests of four players while participation of Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar became suspicious in World Cup.
Indian cricketers were facing consecutive fitness problem when countdown begun for World Cup 2015 all set to start on February 14.
Four key players including Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma were suffering injuries that fortunately added in the World Cup squad for very first time of their careers.
Ishant Sharma is suffering knee injury and Bhuvneshwar Kumar caught by ankle injury. Moreover, Rohit Sharma, who set record in One Day International (ODI) format cricket via scoring huge by 264 runs, troubled with hamstring injury while Ravindra Jadeja sustained injury on shoulder.
Indian team management decided to conduct fitness tests of the injured players instead of waiting for World Cup starter matches in order to make rapid replacements.
Sources claimed that Jadeja and Sharma were able to clear the fitness tests but Ishant and Bhuvneshwar’s participation is suspicious.
BCCI sources said that the board should make immediate decisions to avoid problems of bringing substitutes amid World Cup matches.