IPL 2018: Kedar Jadhav Ruled Out after Pulling Hamstring
Chennai Super Kings batsman, Kedar Jadhav, on Monday (April 9) has been ruled out of Indian Premier League’s 2018 edition.
The right-handed batsman Jadhav underwent scans yesterday (April 8) and the results forced him to stay out of the tournament.
He is suffering from a grade-two hamstring injury, which he suffered during the Chennai Super Kings’s opening contest against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede.
“Big loss for us, very key player for us in the middle order,” CSK’s batting coach Michael Hussey said.
It is to be noted that Jadhav was at National Cricket Academy (NCA) for a long time before IPL.
In fact, during the domestic season as well, he spent major time in Bengaluru. He was also ruled out of the home One-day International series against Sri Lanka but made his comeback for South Africa ODIs.
There were questions whether Jadhav would be fit for IPL and now, the reports regarding fitness concerns have turned out to be true.
The right-handed batter Jadhav is all set to miss IPL. Jadhav was struggling during the IPL opener. He also retired hurt during the game but made a comeback to the crease after Dwayne Bravo got out.
In the end, he turned out to be the star for Chennai Super Kings.
The MS Dhoni-led side needed seven of the final over to win the game.
A struggling Jadhav could not score any run on the first three deliveries.
However, it was on the fourth and fifth delivery that he hit six and a four, respectively, to win it for his side.
After the game, Jadhav himself confirmed that he might not play for a couple of weeks.
In addition, it has turned out to be a lengthy period for him.
CSK will need a replacement for him soon as already, they are one player short.
Mitchell Santner was ruled out of IPL due to a knee injury. CSK decided not to name any replacement for Santner.
Faf du Plessis is also nursing an injury and was not fit to participate in the opener.
Chennai Super Kings will be facing Kolkata Knight Riders in their next contest on April 10 in a home game.
Dhruv Shorey is expected to replace Kedar Jadhav in the playing XI.
Here’s the squad of CSK: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo. Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif K M, N Jagadeesan, Kanishk Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi
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