Team India’s batting allrounder Kedar Jadhav’s left shoulder in currently a sling and he is being monitored on a day-to-day basis by Team India’s physio Patrick Farhart.
“The BCCI national selectors have been kept apprised of Jadhav’s recovery process on a day-to-day basis. They are keeping a very close eye on his fitness in conjunction with physio Farhart. It’s too early to say whether Jadhav will be fit enough to take part in the tournament but call on that will be taken next week, probably as late as the departure date of the Indian team which is May 22,” a BCCI source said on Wednesday.
It is believed that the selectors have a couple of options in mind when it comes to thinking about Jadhav’s replacement. “The selectors had nominated five standbys to cover all bases. Since Jadhav is a specialist batsman, the selectors are looking at replacing him with either Ambati Rayudu or Axar Patel, who like Jadhav can chip in with a few overs as well.
“The other three standbys are Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma and Navdeep Saini. By naming Pant in India ‘A’ team’s ODI games against West Indies ‘A’ on Tuesday, the selectors have given a clear indication that for now they want the Delhi wicketkeeper to focus on Indian senior team’s West Indies tour which will follow immediately after the World Cup,” the source added.