(Ishant Sharma with bowling coach Joe Dawes in Ranchi. PTI)
Even though Sharma has disappointing figures of 2-189 with an economy rate nearing eight runs per over across the first three games this series, Indian captain MS Dhoni had suggested it would be unwise to dump a fast bowler with 51 Tests and 69 ODIs experience after just one or two games.BCCI had named unchanged squad for the rest of four ODIs, the first of which is to be played in Ranchi on Wednesday.
MS Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammad Shami, Jaydev Unadkat
(With inputs from agencies)