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World Cup 2019: 5 Players who can replace Kedar Jadhav if ruled out of the tournament

In CSK's final league game, Kedar Jadhav dived to save a boundary but instead ended up getting injured.

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

India recently announced the squad for the World Cup, and we all witnessed a few surprises in the team. Some big names like Ambati Rayadu and Rishabh Pant were not in the team sheet, instead, we saw the inclusion of young Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik coming in as the second wicket-keeper.

In CSK’s final league game, Kedar Jadhav dived to save a boundary but instead ended up getting injured. Jadhav has always been an injury-prone player and has missed many games due to this. This time, he has injured his shoulder and has been ruled out of rest of the IPL tournament. The Chennai Super Kings will face some issues due to this, now they will have to find a perfect player, who can replace the 34-year-old. The bigger worry is that Team India might miss him in the ICC mega event if the injury is serious.

Now let us take a look at 5 Players who can replace Kedar Jadhav if ruled out of the World Cup:

1. Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 33-year-old, batsman have not done well in this IPL. He has only scored a total of 219 runs with an average of below 20, which is really disappointing for a capped player like him. His strike-rate is also surprisingly quite low, only 90.49. All these stats show us his current form, but he came into the IPL with some good performances for Team India. He has done really well at the number four position and everyone believed that he would be the answer to the long-awaited question of India’s number four.

At the international level, Ambati Rayadu is quite experienced, breaking into the Indian team in 2013 and was in and out of the squad due to his form. Then he seemed to have cemented his place for the World Cup with some brilliant performances. He has an average of above 47 in ODIs, with three centuries and four half-centuries to his name. He has also been named as one of the reserves for Team India’s World Cup squad and will surely be in the selector’s mind as Jadhav’s replacement.

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