ICC World Cup 2019: Kedar Jadhav Likely to Regain Fitness Ahead of the Marquee Event
Kedar Jadhav suffered a shoulder injury during Chennai Super Kings‘ last league game in the IPL which has put his participation in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in jeopardy. However, as per the current situation, the all-rounder is likely to regain fitness ahead of the marquee event starting from May 30.
Meanwhile, it was during Punjab’s innings, Kedar Jadhav picked up an injury. 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 Punjab sealed with two overs to spare.
But as per the reports, Kedar Jadhav has suffered a grade one trauma injury, and he will be fit to travel with the team. BCCI officials were not willing to make a wild guess but are silently confident that they won’t need any replacement for the middle-order batsman. A BCCI official said that the Indian team physio is in touch with Chennai staffs and they monitoring over the injury. However, will be certain only after the test results come out today.
“It is premature to say anything but our inputs are that he will be available for the World Cup. The Indian team physio and the CSK staff are in touch with each other and we gather that everything should be okay. But we can say only after the tests in Chennai. We can say with certainty on Tuesday,” a team official said.
Meanwhile, Kedar Jadhav didn’t have a good IPL scoring only 162 runs from 12 innings at a strike-rate of 95.86 including one fifty. Given that if gains fitness, Jadhav will have to hit the strides before the World Cup begins. India will play its first warm-up match against New Zealand on Saturday, May 25 at the Kennington Oval in London.