In what can be seen as a setback to India’s upcoming 2019 World Cup campaign, all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has injured his shoulder and is likely to be ruled out of the remainder of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season.
Kedar Jadhav injured his left shoulder when trying to save an overthrow during Chennai Super Kings’ final league match of IPL 2019 against Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday. Jadhav had to leave the field after the injury in the 14th over of KXIP’s successful chase of 171.
CSK head coach Stephen Fleming told the media in Mohali that Jadhav is in some discomfort and it’s unlikely to see the all-rounder taking further part in IPL 2019.
CSK lost to KXIP by six wickets but managed to finish inside the top two with 18 points from 14 matches. Defending champions CSK will play Qualifier 1 of the playoffs either against Mumbai Indians or Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.
“Kedar Jadhav’s getting an x-ray and a scan tomorrow. I don’t think we’ll see him again in this tournament for us. He’s in some discomfort. Fingers crossed that it is nothing too serious but it didn’t look that good,” Fleming said.
Kedar Jadhav has been prone to injuries in the past. The Chennai Super Kings all-rounder missed IPL 2018 after playing just one match due to a hamstring injury.
Kedar went on to miss India’s tour of England last year and suffered a recurrence of the injury on his return to the senior national team during last year’s Asia Cup in September.
Jadhav had a disappointing season with CSK in IPL 2019. He managed just 162 runs in 12 innings. More importantly, Kedar did not bowl throughout the season.
Team India will be fretting over Kedhar Jadhav’s injury as the all-rounder is part of the 15-man squad named for the 2019 World Cup. India will reportedly be leaving to England on May 22 while their opener is against South Africa on June 5.