As an in-form Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the 2nd Test vs New Zealand, questions over Bengaluru's National Cricket Academy were bound to be raised. The ankle injury which the fast bowler suffered during a Ranji Trophy game in January flared up again. Even though Ishant's injury was expected to take about 6 weeks to heal but Ishant made a comeback into the side in just 4 weeks after clearing a fitness test at the NCA. He was included in the playing XI for the Wellington Test and Ishant justified his selection with a 5-wicket haul. But now that Ishant has suffered a recurrence, India has clearly been careless in handling his injury.