INDIA will be without Ishant Sharma for the first the three-Test series against New Zealand in Kanpur, which begins tomorrow, as he recovers from chikungunya.The quick, who has taken 209 wickets in 72 Test matches, needs time to recover after being laid low with the mosquito-borne virus.Ishant’s fitness will be assessed ahead of the second Test at Eden Gardens on September 30, with no replacement selected.Head coach Anil Kumble said: “Ishant Sharma is recovering from chikungunya and will not be available for the first Test match.“We have not asked for any replacement and will choose our first XI from the available 14.“We will be closely monitoring his progress with the doctors, and then we will take a call about his fitness after this Test.”The Black Caps made it to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 on Indian soil in March and Kumble is wary of their strong spin attack, with Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi among the top wicket takers in that competition.“I watched the two spinners out of the three in the [World T20] where they played a significant role in the progress for New Zealand,” he said.“We know that New Zealand is a very potent team, not just in the spin department but in their all-round abilities as well. They have all three variations: left-arm spinner, off-spinner and a leg-spinner. That’s something that you don’t see in a foreign team.”Furthermore, Kumble does not believe India’s experience of playing in subcontinental conditions provides a significant advantage over touring sides, who are becoming increasingly familiar to them.He added: “The challenges to adapt to these conditions as quickly as possible are the same for the home team as well.“The home team certainly has the advantage of knowing and growing up in these conditions, but for a foreign team, since they travel so much, the conditions are no longer alien.”(Omnisport)
Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014:Â Friday, October 17, 2014â€¢7:53 a.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢7:55 a.m. Seth P. Frazee, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended.â€¢8:42 a.m. Officers investigated illegal registration in the 800 block N. B, Wellington.â€¢8:42 a.m. Kyle N. Firebaugh, 20, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.â€¢10 a.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 700 block S. Morris Rd, Milan, Wellington.â€¢11:15 a.m. Dustin A. Johnson, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large and no Wellington registration.â€¢11:42 a.m. Officers took a report of lost property of a license plate in Wellington.â€¢12:23 p.m. Jason L. Brown, 29, Baytown, Texas was issued a notice to appear for speeding 62 mph in a 40 mph zone. â€¢12:30 p.m. Officers investigated two counts dog at large and two counts of no Wellington registration in the 1100 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington. Sunday, October 19, 2014â€¢8:14 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1600 block W. Lynn Burris Dr., Wellington involving a vehicle owned by Roselinde Theobald-Harris, Wellington.â€¢2:55 p.m. Officers took a report of an abandoned vehicle by a known owner in the 100 block W. 4th, Wellington.â€¢4 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block W. 16th, Wellington. Saturday, October 18, 2014â€¢7:34 a.m. Dylan L. Hornecker, 28, Wellington was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear.â€¢8:12 a.m. Elizabeth J. Newland, 49, Hiawatha, was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.â€¢10:32 a.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 600 block N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢11:45 a.m. Curtis W. Callaway, 29, Wellington was arrested a and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for burglary and theft.â€¢10:48 a.m. Season J. Amos, 34, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with obstruction of law enforcement officer.â€¢6:57 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery of a known suspect(s) in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢7:30 p.m. Officers investigated criminal threat by a known suspect in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢9:35 p.m. Tyanna M. Hughes, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.