Ishant may miss first ODI against New Zealand

Published: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 11:57 [IST]
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Injury: Ishant may miss first ODI

Wellington: Indian speed star Ishant Sharma is likely to miss Tuesday's opening one-dayer against New Zealand due to injury.

The fast bowler had hurt his shoulder while fielding in the second Twenty20 international against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium last night.

An MRI scan carried out on his shoulder today revealed a bruise.

The impact of falling on the ball is said to have aggravated an old injury.

"The MRI scan has disclosed that there is a bruise. We will watch him over the next two days. But it is likely that Ishant may miss the first ODI against New Zealand," said administrative manager Niranjan Shah, who is accompanying the Indian side.

The five-match one-day series will begin from March 3 with a floodlit contest at Napier. Wellington (Mar 6), Christchurch (Mar 8), Hamilton (Mar 11) and Auckland (Mar 14) will host the other matches.

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