ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Kedar Jadhav set to travel with Team India after being declared fit for tournament, claim reports

In a major boost for Virat Kohli-led India, Kedar Jadhav has been declared fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, it was confirmed on Saturday.

FirstCricket Staff, May 18, 2019 10:54:29 IST

Mumbai: In a major boost for Virat Kohli-led India, Kedar Jadhav has been declared fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, according to reports on Saturday.

The middle-order batsman will now travel to England with the rest of the Indian team on 22 May.

Jadhav's participation in the 10-team tournament was doubtful after he suffered shoulder injury in Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) final league game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL).

File image of Kedar Jadhav. Image credit: Twitter/@ICC

File image of Kedar Jadhav. Image credit: Twitter/@ICC

"Kedar's injury was not a serious one and he has fully recovered now. All 15 players who were picked in the squad are travelling to UK," a team source said to PTI.

Team India physio Patrick Farhart submitted Jadhav's fitness report, which cleared him. The fitness test was conducted on Thursday in Mumbai.

As per the ICC rules, changes in the 15-member preliminary squad are permitted till May 23.

Speculation was rife that if Jadhav will not recover, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will replace him in the squad.

The 34-year-old has amassed 1174 runs from 59 ODIs with a strike rate of 102.53, having made his 50-over debut against Sri Lanka in 2014.

India will open their World Cup campaign against South Africa on 5 June. They will play warm-up matches on 25 May and 28 May against New Zealand and Bangladesh respectively.

Their much-awaited clash against Pakistan will take place on 16 June.

With inputs from PTI. 

Updated Date: May 18, 2019 17:26:53 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254