Kedar Jadhav not playing today’s match vs Bangladesh: Indian all-rounder has been rested for the 40th match of this World Cup.
During the 40th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Bangladesh and India at Edgbaston, India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has not made it to India’s playing XI.
Jadhav was at the receiving end of severe criticism after India lost their last match of the tournament against England at the same venue on Sunday. Chasing 71 runs in the last five overs, Jadhav ended up scoring 12* (13) with the help of a lone boundary and struggled to play the big shots.
It was India captain Virat Kohli who made the announcement regarding resting Jadhav during the toss. “We are gonna bat first. It’s a used pitch. In the last game, it was getting slower and slower in the second half of the innings. We think it’s going to keep on deteriorating as the match progresses,” Kohli was quoted as saying during the toss.
Kedar Jadhav not playing today’s match vs Bangladesh
In the last match, Kohli became the first captain to score five consecutive half-centuries in a World Cup. Being asked about if not reaching the three-figure mark is a concern for him, Kohli talked about enjoying his batting.
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“I don’t need to sit down and assess how to convert those [fifties into hundreds]. I have done that a lot of times in the past. I’m really enjoying the way I’m batting at the moment. It’s just about contributing to the team,” Kohli said.
Talking about the changes, Kohli opened up on Jadhav being replaced by wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav being replaced by fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
“Couple of changes looking at the short boundary. One of wrist spinners is not playing. Kuldeep [Yadav] is not playing. Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back into the team. Kedar Jadhav misses out and Dinesh Karthikreplaces him,” Kohli concluded.