Indian batsman Kedar Jadhav set to attain fitness in a couple of weeks

He developed the injury in CSK's last league match against KXIP.

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India’s World Cup campaign in England and Wales gets underway with their first match against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The 15-man provisional squad has already been announced last month, but the Men in Blue are in with a bit of concern as their middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav developed a shoulder injury, playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The 34-year-old suffered the injury during the Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) match versus the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. However, the Indian team would be breathing a sigh of relief as it has been learned that the Pune-born Kedar is expected to be fit in the next two weeks and that will give him time to get back in shape for the World Cup.

As per reports in Times Now, Kedar most likely suffered a grade one trauma injury. The Indian team leaves for England on May 22 and it would be worried about the right-hander. It will play its first warm-up match against New Zealand on Saturday, May 25 at the Kennington Oval in London.

Fleming gave the news about Jadhav

As far as Jadhav’s injury is concerned, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming mentioned about it in the post-match press conference. There he told that Jadhav won’t be taking any further part in the IPL. “Kedar Jadhav’s getting an x-ray and a scan tomorrow. We’re hopeful for him. I don’t think we’ll see him again in this tournament for us.

So now his attention will turn to what it looks like for the World Cup,” Fleming was quoted as saying after the match. “He’s in some discomfort but we just need to be accurate with our assessments tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it’s nothing too serious but it didn’t look that good,” he added.

In the IPL, Jadhav notched 162 runs in 14 matches at an average of 18 with a top score of 58.

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