World Cup 2019: Kedar Jadhav expected to travel with Team India on May 22
Jadhav developed a shoulder injury during the tournament.
Updated - May 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Team India has been in incredible form over the past few years, having won most of their limited-overs fixtures, barring an odd blemish here and there. The Virat Kohli-captained unit is currently the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) number-two ranked team in ODIs and quite expectantly, it is expected to be a brute force in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales.
India’s first match is scheduled versus South Africa on Wednesday, June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. However, prior to the mega event, Kedar Jadhav, one of their primary middle-order batsmen, developed an injury and his participation in the mega event came under the clouds. Much to the management’s relief, it has been learned that he is set to be fit for the 50-overs tournament.
The Indian team will leave for England on Wednesday, May 22 and will play a couple of warm-up matches in order to get themselves geared up for the main event. The Men in Blue will board an early morning flight to England. As per reports in Times Now, the selectors are expected to wait till the departure date to see if Jadhav regains the desired level of fitness.
As far as Kedar Jadhav is concerned, the batter developed a shoulder injury, playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He played for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and after their match against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), head coach Stephen Fleming told that he injured himself and won’t be taking further part in the tournament. It was CSK’s last game in the round-robin stage.
A strong Indian batting line-up for World Cup
Kedar Jadhav has played some marvellous knocks in the middle order over the last few months and India would be requiring his services. The Indian batting has had colossal names, including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, all of whom have been contributing to a number of India’s victories.
A lot of focus would also be on Vijay Shankar, who got into the squad after making his debut against Australia a few months ago. Meanwhile, the debate of picking Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant doesn’t seem to die down. India still have a chance of making changes to their provisional squad until May 23.