Kedar Jadhav’s shoulder injury puts his World Cup participation in jeopardy

Kedar Jadhav’s shoulder injury puts his World Cup participation in jeopardy

He last played against KXIP at the PCA Stadium.

Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The upcoming edition of the World Cup is scheduled to get underway on Thursday, May 30 in England and Wales. India are one of the favourites to get their hands on the coveted trophy. However, one of their key players, Kedar Jadhav, may miss out due to a shoulder injury. He is currently plying his trade for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

His last match was against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the PCA Stadium in Mohali where he managed a golden duck after being bowled by Mohammad Shami. The news of his injury was given by Stephen Fleming, the head coach of the CSK. “Don’t think we’ll see him again in this tournament for us… it didn’t look that good,” Fleming was quoted as saying in the post-match press conference.

The CSK lost today’s match against the Punjab-based franchise by six wickets, yet remained at the top of the points table. The team, captained by MS Dhoni, was the first to qualify for the playoffs. With Jadhav being ruled out of the IPL, it would be interesting to see who replaces him in the playing eleven. He’s someone, who can churn out some useful knocks lower down the order.

Injury prone Jadhav

Jadhav has been encountered with quite a few injuries in the last one year or so. During the last IPL, he injured his hamstring after the match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) and got ruled out for quite a few months. He made his comeback during the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

As far as the World Cup is concerned, the Indian team management would wish for the right-handed batsman to get fit at the earliest. India’s first match in the tournament is against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

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