Another injury to a key player has tempered the chances of a first-string Indian squad taking to the field for the World Cup in England and Wales three weeks from now. Kedar Jadhav is the latest victim in this regard, as he has suffered a shoulder injury which rules him out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Indian player, Kedar Jadhav
“He has an impact injury and it is always better to be safe than sorry. More than dislocation it looks like a grade one trauma injury. You cannot rule out a mild subluxation either. But he should be fine in two weeks. He will not be playing in the playoffs as he needs to be fit when the Indian team leaves for the World Cup,” a concerned Chennai Super Kings official stated.
The 34-year-old has been India’s premier choice for cushioning their middle order. Often tasked with finishing games, Jadhav has regularly done the job for India as he averages an impressive 43.58 with a strike rate in excess of 100.