It’s good news for the Indian side as Kedar Jadhav has been declared fit to play the World Cup and will be travelling to England with the team on 22nd May. Indian team physio Patrick Farhart opened up to Times of India stating that Jadhav has been given a green signal for the World Cup after he passed all his fitness test.
What happened and when:
Kedhar Jadhav suffered a shoulder injury in the final league match of the Chennai Super Kings against the Kings XI Punjab at Bindra Stadium, Mohali while he was trying to save an overthrow at the boundary. After this incident, he was ruled out of the tournament and also was not a part of the playoffs.
Kedar is an integral part of the Indian team even though he had a disappointing season with CSK in IPL where he only scored 162 runs in 12 innings and did not bowl throughout the season in the matches he played.
Kedhar Jadhav debut for India in 2014 and has played 59 ODIs for India and amassed 1174 runs at an average of 43.48 including two hundred and five half-centuries. He has also taken 27 wickets at 34.70.
He provides a lot of stability in the middle order for team India as an all-rounder who can bat well with a strike rate of more than 100 in ODI’s and can also chip in some good overs in between the innings. He is known as the man with a golden arm because he has been able to break many partnerships in past for India. We have seen him adapting to the situation pretty fast, which will come handy for the Indian side. Jadhav will be the sixth bowling option for Virat Kohli if he plays in the XI.
India plays their first World Cup match against South Africa on 5th June after playing a warm-up game before the start of the tournament. Hopefully, Jadhav stays fit and helps the team to win the World Cup.