The untimely injury of Kedar Jadhav has cast doubts over his participation in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. As the all-rounder fight with time to regain fitness, head coach Ravi Shastri has dropped a possitive update on the former’s injury.
Jadhav to be fit in time: Shastri
Meanwhile, 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.
However, it was earlier reported that the nature of the injury is not so severe and Kedar Jadhav will be available for the World Cup. And now, Ravi Shastri has also echoed the same voice on Jadhav’s injury. The Indian coach admitted that they are lucky that there is no fracture in the all-rounder’s case and Jadhav have enough time to be available for the marquee tournament.
Luckily in Kedar’s case, there is no fracture so we will wait and watch. There is still time so it should be ok,” Shastri said to CricketNext.
Meanwhile, Kedar Jadhav didn’t have a good run in the ongoing IPL 2019. Batting in the middle order for the Chennai franchise, he could only manage to score 162 runs from 12 innings at a strike-rate of 95.86. His only half-century came against Mumbai Indians which will be a worrying sign for the Indian team. However, they will have two practice games before their tournament opener on June 5 against South Africa to fix their playing XI for the campaign beginner.