Sreesanth, Sachin Baby

Fast bowler S Sreesanth, on Wednesday, returned to the practice to bowl against Kerala batsmen in the nets. Sreesanth’s life ban was recently reduced to seven years by the BCCI Ombudsman, and he is expected to make his comeback on the field after the completing of the ban in September next year.

The Kerala express aims to finish his international career with 100 Test wickets. The 36-year-old has 87 Test wickets to his name.

In a video that is doing rounds on social media, Sreesanth can be seen going through Sachin Baby’s defense with an inswinger. Sreesanth’s run-up, bowling action, and celebration on getting the batsman out don’t seem to have changed.

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The former India pacer’s career took an ugly turn when he was accused of spot-fixing during the IPL 2013, following which he was banned from playing competitive cricket for life. However, in March this year, the Supreme Court, yet, had ‘set aside’ his life ban, asking the BCCI to ‘reconsider’ and ‘revisit’ the length of any new ban.

In August, the BCCI ombudsman, Justice (Retd) DK Jain, reduced Sreesanth’s ban to seven years, which will expire on September 13, 2020.