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Kedar Jadhav Remains Under Injury Cloud, Axar Patel Possible Replacement

31-years-old Jadhav, who was playing for CSK in IPL-12, injured his left shoulder while attempting to stop a boundary in a game against KXIP in Mohali on May 5. He was subsequently sent for a scan and an x-ray which did not reveal any fracture.

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Kedar Jadhav: The Indian team management and the national selectors will wait till the very last minute — in this case, May 22nd when Team India boards the flight to London — to decide whether the injured Kedar Jadhav will be replaced in the 2019 ICC World Cup squad or not. Jadhav’s left shoulder in currently a sling and he is being monitored on a day-to-day basis by Team India’s physio Patrick Farhart. “The BCCI national selectors have been kept apprised of Jadhav’s recovery process on a day-to-day basis. They are keeping a very close eye on his fitness in conjunction with physio Farhart. It’s too early to say whether Jadhav will be fit enough to take part in the tournament but call on that will be taken next week, probably as late as the departure date of the Indian team which is May 22,” a BCCI trusted source informed on Wednesday.

It is believed that the national selectors have a couple of options in mind when it comes to thinking about Jadhav’s replacement. “The selectors had nominated five standbys to cover all bases. Since Jadhav is a specialist batsman, the selectors are looking at replacing him with either Axar Patel or Ambati Rayudu, who like Jadhav can chip in with a few overs as well.

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“The other three standbys are Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant, and Ishant Sharma. By naming Pant in India ‘A’ team’s ODI games against West Indies ‘A’ on Tuesday, the selectors have given a clear indication that for now, they want the Delhi wicketkeeper to focus only on Indian senior team’s West Indies tour which will follow immediately after the World Cup,” the source added.

India’s head coach Ravi Shastri also told in an exclusive interview that he was not worried about Jadhav’s fitness. “It doesn’t worry me at all. In fact, I am totally blanked out from that. When the flight takes off on the 22nd, we will see who are the 15 on that. Yeah? And just take it from there,” Shastri told”.

Kedar Jadhav Set for Spell on Sidelines With Injury

31-years-old Jadhav, who was playing for CSK in IPL-12, injured his left shoulder while attempting to stop a boundary in a game against KXIP in Mohali on May 5. He was subsequently sent for a scan and an x-ray which did not reveal any fracture.

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