Kedar Jadhav Injury update: Looming with injury concerns, will the Indian middle-order batsman board the flight to UK for the World Cup
India’s probable no.6 batsman for the World Cup, Kedar Jadhav has been the focal point of the country for quite some time now. Marred with injury concerns, there were fair enough doubts regarding his participation in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, and whether or not he will board the Indian flight to England.
In case you don’t know, Jadhav had injured his shoulder during his team’s (CSK) last league match against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali in his bid to save an overthrow. Since then, there has been quite some discussion over his participation in the Cricket’s biggest showpiece event.
Axar Patel and Ambati Rayudu were even named as the two possible replacements if any adverse situation arises. There were also reports that Jadhav might even miss the two warm-up matches India will play against New Zealand and Bangladesh on May 24 and May 28 repectively.
But the mist around the aforementioned talks and discussions have been put to rest by Team India physio Patrick Farhat, as he has come up with a recent and perhaps the final development on Kedar’s injury status, with a report he submitted to BCCI.
What does the report say?
As per the fitness report submitted to BCCI, Jadhav has recovered well under the watchful eyes of Team India physio Patrick Farhart, who has declared him fit for the upcoming World Cup, and will board the flight with the Indian Team for London on May 22.
Kedar Jhadav is fit to go #CWC19
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 18, 2019
The right-hander’s fitness test was conducted at the Mumbai Cricket Association’s BKC facility on Thursday morning. And as per the reports, he passed the fitness test conducted by Farhart after a few training sessions.
The 34-year-old has been a vital cog for India at no.6. He has consistently held the innings together batting lower down the order in the 50-over format at an impressive average of 43.48 in 50 ODIs.
He also has the knack of breaking the set partnerships with the ball in hand, and can chip in with some miser overs during the course of the game.
His 27 wickets in 34 innings, plus his unusual round-arm deliveries from just inches above the ground aids him in foxing the batsmen more often than not.