October 27, 2018
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Kedar Jadhav included in India’s squad for 4th and 5th ODI

By Chaitanya Laxman

Middle order batsman Kedar Jadhav has been included in India’s squad for the 4th and the 5th ODI against Windies. Jadhav who missed the first two matches of the series due to injury has regained his fitness and courtesy of it, he is now back in the squad.

Chairman of selectors’ U-turn on Jadhav’s issue

Jadhav was dropped from the original squad that was selected for the remaining three ODIs against Windies. This was after Jadhav proved his fitness by featuring in the Deodhar trophy match.

At that time, MK Prasad, the chairman of selectors stated that Jadhav was dropped due to fitness issues. He had also noted that there have been occasions earlier when he has come back fit and then broke down, a case in point being the Asia Cup last month.

However, on the very next day, BCCI has roped in the right-hand batsman in India’s squad for the remaining two ODIs. when asked about this, the chairman of selectors said that the middle-order batsman has demonstrated his fitness in the Deodhar game.

Jadhav’s history of injuries

The middle-order batsman suffered an hamstring injury during the IPL earlier this year and missed most of the matches.

He regained his fitness and joined the team for the Asia Cup but in the finals against Bangladesh, he got injured again and infact had to leave the field in between his innings.

After spending some time in the NCA, the middle-order batsman is once again back in the action and featured in the Deodhar Trophy match.

Jadhav speaks about the rehab at NCA

After the Deodhar Trophy match, the Indian batsman had explained the rehab procedure at NCA. He stated that the selectors pick you only if you clear all the tests at NCA and you are completely fine.

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He added that only if you have followed all the rehab, all the fitness rules, all the exercises do they clear you at NCA. He also noted that  as long as they clear you, you shouldn’t be having any doubt when playing on the field.

Chaitanya Laxman