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Update Injured Ishant Sharma set to miss second Test vs New Zealand

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Ishant Sharma is set to miss the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch after a recurrence of his right ankle injury sustained during a Ranji Trophy game against Vidarbha in January. Cricbuzz has learnt that he is likely to be replaced by Umesh Yadav in the playing XI.

The veteran seamer was present in the nets and did bowl for a while two days out from the match on Thursday (February 27). He however, was absent from training on the eve of the match. According to a source, Ishant had informed the team management of pain in the same ankle after bowling for nearly 20 minutes in the nets on Thursday. He was sent for tests on Friday (February 28), results for which are still awaited.

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