Kedar Jadhav cleared to play World Cup

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

Kedar Jadhav will travel with the Indian squad to the World Cup in England.   -  AP Photo

India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has been cleared to play in the World Cup in England and is set to travel with the Indian team on May 22.

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.

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Injuries have continued to haunt the 34-year-old. He was down with a hamstring strain, suffered while batting during India’s successful chase in the final of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh last year.

Earlier, Jadhav, who has been a regular in India’s ODI team, had suffered a grade 2 hamstring tear in the opening game of the 2018 IPL and was ruled out for the entire season and India’s subsequent tour of Ireland and England.

India opens its World Cup campaign with a match against South Africa on June 5.

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