Focus on Kedar Jadhav’s fitness for World Cup, Kedar Jadhav’s shoulder injury likely, who can replace Kedar Jadhav if ruled out of the tournament. With the World Cup less than a month away, Kedar Jadhav has presented India with a worry, picking a shoulder injury while fielding during Chennai Super Kings’ game against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL on Sunday.
Jadhav sustained the blow while attempting to stop an overthrow during the Punjab innings, and while he was successful in doing that, he was visibly uncomfortable thereafter. He had to leave the field after the 14th over, as Punjab went on to chase 171. In CSK’s final league game, Kedar Jadhav dived to save a boundary but instead ended up getting injured.
Fielding in the deep during Kings XI Punjab’s run-chase, Jadhav was scurrying around to prevent an overthrow from Ravindra Jadeja going for four. In the process, he hurt his left shoulder when putting in a dive. Kedar Jadhav will not be able to play any further part in the ongoing IPL 2019 but he is likely to be fit in two weeks time, said a source in the know-how.
However, further participation in the Indian Premier League is out of question as the World Cup is just round the corner. “He has an impact injury and it is always better to be safe than sorry. The incident took place in the 14th over of the KXIP innings when Kedar dived to his left to stop an overthrow from Ravindra Jadeja.