According to some sources, India’s All-Rounder Ravindra Jadeja may miss out on the Tri-Series in Australia and the ICC 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand because of his shoulder injury. It is understood that the Rockstar from Saurashtra, who has been a crucial member in captain MS Dhoni’s ODI scheme of things, is likely to be out of action for six to seven weeks due to the injury. It was reported that he picked up while training in the early part of the tour Down Under.
This means Akshar Patel, who replaced Jadeja in the squad for Test series has a great chance of making it to the World Cup squad.
With Jadeja out, there are high possibilities that Akshar might also feature in the fourth Test against Australia in SCG, Sydney starting January 6. JAnuary 6 is also the day when the selectors pick their 15 man squad for the World Cup and for the Tri-Series.
Jadeja has been undergoing rehabilitation at the SRMC Campus in Chennai for the past one week under the watchful eyes physio Nitin Patel and trainer Rajinikant. Despite this, Jadeja is out of the Tri-Series.
The source also added “with both the World Cup and the tri-series team being picked on the same day (January 6), as of now, the selectors will have a tricky choice as far as Jadeja’s participation in the World Cup is concerned. The mega event begins on February 14 and Jadeja may not attain match fitness by that time. However, the Indian team management has persisted with Jadeja for the last two years with the World Cup in mind and one understands that the BCCI will wait on his fitness before taking a final decision. If Jadeja’s fitness report is negative, the BCCI may ask ICC about the replacement policy for the World Cup hoping that he would be fit before the quadrennial showpiece. If the rules allow it then he may be named in the World Cup squad, but if he finally fails to recover in time, Axar is most likely to come in his place in the 15-member squad. As things stand now, with just 42 days to go for the World Cup, Jadeja’s chances seem dismal.”