Chennai all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has been all but ruled of the Indian T20 League after sustaining a shoulder injury during his team’s six-wicket defeat to team Punjab on Sunday, coach Stephen Fleming has confirmed.
"Kedar Jadhav's getting an x-ray and a scan tomorrow. I don't think we'll see him again in this tournament for us. He's in some discomfort. Fingers crossed that it is nothing too serious but it didn't look that good," Fleming said.
Jadhav, 34, sustained the knock while saving an overthrow near the boundary line and was forced to leave the field in the 14th over. The all-rounder was attended by the Chennai’s physio Tommy Simsek and didn’t field for the rest of the innings, with Murali Vijay being called as a substitute.
With World Cup just a month away, BCCI are expected to inform the franchises to not to take any noteworthy risks with the World Cup-bound players. As far as Jadhav is concerned, he is no stranger to injuries, having played just a single game in the 2018 edition of the Indian T20 League owing to a hamstring injury.
This season, he failed to assert any kind of authority whatsoever, having managed mere 162 runs in 14 games at 18.00. Furthermore, he didn’t bowl during the tournament as well.
Meanwhile, Chennai are scheduled to play Mumbai, who recently defeated Kolkata by nine wickets, on May 7 for the first playoffs.