ICC World Cup 2019: BCCI to Take Last Minute Call on Kedar Jadhav
Indian National Cricket team all-rounder Kedar Jadhav is running out of time to regain fitness ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 which starts from May 30. Meanwhile, the Indian team will leave for England on May 23 despite some problems over their journey. However, much to the delight of Jadhav, BCCI will take a call on him in the last moment to give him to be ready for the marquee event.
BCCI closely monitoring Jadhav’s injury
Kedar Jadhav picked up an injury during Chennai Super Kings game against Kings XI Punjab in the recently concluded IPL. It was during Punjab’s innings, Jadhav sustained the injury while diving to save an overthrow at the boundary line in 14th over of Kings XI Punjab’s innings. He walked off the field, clutching his left shoulder and didn’t return for the remainder of the chase, which KXIP sealed with two overs to spare. Moreover, he didn’t take any further part in the tournament where Chennai went down against Mumbai Indians in the final by one run.
As per reports, the nature of the injury was no severe, and Kedar Jadhav was in line to be available for the showpiece event. However, BCCI is keeping a close call on the all-rounder’s fitness. A BCCI official in a chat with CricketNext said that they are monitoring his injury from close quarter while Indian team physio Patrick Farhat is observing his progress on a daily basis.
“The BCCI national selectors have been kept apprised of Jadhav’s recovery process on a day-to-day basis. They are keeping a very close eye on his fitness in conjunction with physio Farhart. It’s too early to say whether Jadhav will be fit enough to take part in the tournament but call on that will be taken next week, probably as late as the departure date of the Indian team which is May 22,” the report stated.
Meanwhile, the Indian selectors can still announce a replacement of Kedar Jadhav if he fails to regain fitness. According to the rules, teams can change without any intimation from ICC. As a result, BCCI is keeping Axar Patel and Ambati Rayudu ready.
India will begin their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa at Southampton.