Ishant Sharma picked up a five-wicket haul in the first innings in the first Day-Night Test. (Source: BCCI)

After winning the ODI series from Australia, the Indian cricket team is preparing for the tour of New Zealand has received a big setback. The team’s star fast bowler Ishant Sharma is injured. The Delhi pacer suffered this injury during the Ranji Trophy match on Monday. He was playing for Delhi against Vidarbha.

The Indian team has to play 10 matches on the India vs New Zealand tour. Five of these are T20 matches. Both India and New Zealand have declared their teams for this series. The first match of the series will be played on 24 January. This is India’s first foreign tour of 2020. This is also the first such tour in nearly a year, in which the Indian team will play Test, ODI and T20 matches.

Vidarbha’s team was playing its second innings against Delhi on Monday. Ishant Sharma got hurt during this time. He had to go out of the ground for this reason. The Indian Test team for the tour of New Zealand is going to be announced in a few days. In such a situation, the Indian team may get a shock due to Ishant’s injury.

Ishant Sharma’s ankle is swollen. However, it is not yet decided whether it is a fracture or not. Now he will go to the National Cricket Academy, where he will be treated. India has to play against New Zealand from 21 February.