CSK head coach Fleming confirmed that Kedar Jadhav would not be taking any further part in the remaining matches of IPL 2019. He sustained a shoulder injury in the last league match of the season.
Kedar left the field, in Sunday’s game between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in Mohali, with physio Tommy Simsek after he hurt his shoulder. 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.
CSK head coach Stephen Fleming had hinted against Kedar’s further participation in the season, at the KXIP-CSK post-match press conference.
Fleming had said that Kedar’s focus would now shift to the World Cup as he wouldn’t be playing any more games in the IPL.
“Kedar is getting an X-ray and a scan tomorrow. We’re hopeful for him. I don’t think we’ll see him again in this tournament for us. So now his attention will turn to what it looks like for the World Cup. He’s in some discomfort but we just need to be accurate with our assessments tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it’s nothing too serious,” Fleming had said on Sunday.
On Monday, CSK confirmed the development of Kedar’s fitness with a social media post.
“The Lion that will be sitting it out for the rest of the season. Wishing our Kedar a super speedy recovery from the sustained shoulder injury! The Pride will miss you,” CSK posted.
The Indian cricket team management will only keep their fingers crossed and hope that the injury is not too serious. India are slated to leave for England on May 22 with their first match in World Cup 2019 scheduled on June 5 against South Africa. If things go the other way round then the selection committee will be looking to replace Jadhav with one of the stand-by players – Ambati Rayudu or Rishabh Pant.