World Cup 2019: Ravi Shastri, coaching staff seek divine blessings before leaving for England

Head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar visited Shirdi Saibaba before flying to England for the World Cup.

Bharat Arun, Ravi Shstri and R Sridhar visited Shirdi Saibaba to seek divine blessings.   -  K. Bhagya Prakash

Hours before the Indian men's cricket team's press meet before leaving for the World Cup in England, fielding coach R Sridhar shared a picture of him along with head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun seeking divine blessings  from Shirdi Saibaba.

 

There was good news in store for the team after all-rounder Kedar Jadhav was cleared to play in the quadrennial event.

Jadhav, according to reports, underwent a fitness test on Thursday morning and has been given the green light to play by the BCCI.

Jadhav, who injured his left shoulder during an IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab, was ruled out of rest of the IPL season and had been a doubt for the World Cup.

The 34-year-old hurt his shoulder while attempting to save an overthrow from Ravindra Jadeja in the 14th over against Punjab in Mohali. In acute pain, Jadhav walked off the field.

The Virat Kohli-led India will kickstart its campaign against South Africa on June 5.