The lower middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav hasn’t fully recovered from his injury which he sustained during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 and hence didn’t feature in the second warm-up match for India against Bangladesh prior to the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.
India captain Virat Kohli, on Tuesday, at the toss, revealed that Jadhav won’t be able to compete as he is still recovering from a shoulder injury.
India’s primary objective during the practice games was to fix their middle-order problems but Jadhav, who is likely to fill in the important number 6 in the tournament proper, is not fully fit and therefore, the team management is worried.
The Men in Blue will face the Proteas in their opening game on June 5 in Southampton,
Well, Jadhav is a terrific lower middle-order batsman and has taken the role of finisher quite superbly. He can score runs briskly and can also take the match away from the opposition within a blink of an eye. The pocket-sized dynamo is a very much impact player and his absence could be a concern for India.
To add to his batting skills, he is an impressive off-break bowler who has the ability to pick wickets during crucial junctures of the game. Whenever he has been handed over the ball either by Kohli or Dhoni, Jadhav has done the job for his side. Hence he will be an integral part of the Indian side and should be in the starting XI.
India’s 15-man squad:
Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav.