IPL 2019: Kedar Jadhav’s IPL form not a cause of concern for World Cup, says Stephen Fleming

IPL 2019: Kedar Jadhav’s IPL form not a cause of concern for World Cup, says Stephen Fleming

Jadhav has managed just 168 runs at an average of 20.25 and strike rate of 96.42 and has hit just 3 sixes and 19 fours.

Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings has looked a totally different unit whenever MS Dhoni has not played for them in the ongoing IPL. First against SRH and now against MI, the CSK team faltered badly, and lost by 46 runs in Friday’s contest. Their score of 109 was their lowest at home, concerning the coaching staff of the batting backup without Dhoni.

Head coach Stephen Fleming opined that Kedar Jadhav, who managed just 6 runs and has not been in the kind of form a player should be who is going to the World Cup shortly. Playing in at no.6, he has a very good chance to play himself in and get CSK to the target of 157 runs, but couldn’t do much as he chopped a Krunal Pandya delivery on his stumps.

Kedar Jadhav’s lack of scores in IPL raises eyebrows on WC preparation

Kedar Jadhav has played only one inning of substance, a 58 against MI in Wankhede, which came in as a defeat. He has not been bowling in the IPL to manage his workload and hamstring issue. “He would like to do more. He is building towards a World Cup as well. There are expectations of him to play a key role. But we need a little bit more from him. Jadhav has the finishing ability to manipulate the field, but he is good enough to play an anchor role as well,” coach Fleming was quoted as saying by Sportstar.

In 12 matches of the ongoing IPL, Jadhav has managed just 168 runs at an average of 20.25 and strike rate of 96.42 and has hit just 3 sixes and 19 fours. Such form is a concern for Indian team management, as he along with Hardik Pandya forms the crux of lower order batting and forms the sixth bowler.

“He is disappointed that he hasn’t made most of the opportunities he got. We have been losing many wickets which suggests that most players are in search of form. T20 is a hard game to play and it demands consistency when you play down the order,” Fleming said further.

Jadhav will have more games to come through for the Chennai franchise, given that they play Delhi Capitals at home on May 1 after a gap of four days’ time.

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