Fit Jadhav means no changes in India squad


Kedar Jadhav has been pronounced fit to take part in the World Cup, meaning that there will not be any changes to the provisional squad named earlier, learns ESPN. 

Jadhav's position had become uncertain after he hurt his left shoulder during IPL 2019 while diving in the field during Chennai Super Kings' match against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali in the first week of May. Jadhav left the field immediately, and was subsequently out of the rest of the IPL season.

The injury took place on May 5, a month before India's first league match in the World Cup, against South Africa, on June 5 in Southampton. Given the time available for recovery, the Indian selectors did not rush into naming a replacement after receiving a favourable initial report from team physiotherapist Patrick Farhart.

ESPNcricinfo understands that Farhart gave a final nod to the selectors a few days back. 

The selectors eventually made up their minds once they were told Jadhav was also batting in the nets without any discomfort in his injured shoulder.

If Jadhav had failed to recover, the selection panel, led by former Indian wicketkeeper MSK Prasad, would have picked a replacement from the five standbys: Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel and Navdeep Saini.