Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out for the remainder of IPL 2019 after injuring his shoulder while fielding during Chennai Super Kings’game against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday, 5th May. Jadhav’s injury presents India with a worry with the World Cup just less than a month away. CSK’s head coach Stephen Fleming confirmed Jadhav’s injury saying the middle-order batsman was in pain.
“He’s getting an x-ray and a scan tomorrow, so we’re hopeful for him. I don’t think we’ll see him again in this tournament for us,” Fleming said. “His attention is turned to the World Cup. He’s in some discomfort but we need to be accurate with our assessment tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it is nothing too serious but it didn’t look that good,” he added.
Jadhav was injured on the boundary while trying to stop an overthrow and didn’t take the field after going off clutching his left shoulder. He has been named in India’s 15-man preliminary World Cup squad but teams will have time till May 23rd to make changes to their squads without ICC’s consent. India leave for the UK on 22nd May and if Jadhav is ruled out then it remains to be seen who India choose as his replacement. Jadhav hasn’t had a great IPL, scoring just 162 runs from 12 innings with just one fifty to his name.