ICC World Cup 2019: Kedar Jadhav Spot To Remain Intact

Published 05/08/2019, 11:41 AM EDT


Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the IPL 2019 due to a shoulder injury. While it was being believed that Jadhav, who is a part of the 15-man squad of the ICC World Cup 2019, would be ruled out of his debut World Cup. However, according to Cricinfo reports, India is keeping Kedar Jadhav’s World Cup spot safe.

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According to sources, the selection committee of India, led by MSK Prasad has been told that Jadhav’s injury might not be as serious as speculated. According to the rule of ICC World Cup 2019, a team is allowed to change the 15-man  preliminary squad until May 23. It is believed that the selection committee will wait for a replacement of Jadhav if they are enforced to until the departure of the Indian team for the ICC World Cup 2019. India will reportedly depart for England on May 22. India will play South Africa in their opening game of ICC World Cup 2019 on 5th June.

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Chennai Super Kings had confirmed on Monday, that Jadhav will not be able to take any further part in IPL 2019. Kedar Jadhav hurt his shoulder in the match against KXIP, on Sunday.

CSK coach Stephen Fleming said, “Well, he is out for us, and then it is just about being accurate with that assessment. He was going through the scans and working with Patrick Farhart, so there’s obviously one eye now on the World Cup and getting him fit. But from our point of view, he is certainly out of the tournament.”

If Kedar Jadhav does not make it to the ICC World Cup 2019 then there is a possibility that the selectors will make a choice from the five players standby list: Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel, Navdeep Saini, and Ishant Sharma. While there are four fast bowlers traveling with the ICC World Cup 2019 as net bowlers: Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, and Avesh Khan.

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Varun Khanna

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