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Posted at: May 19, 2019, 7:17 AM; last updated: May 19, 2019, 7:17 AM (IST)

Jadhav cleared for World Cup

Jadhav cleared for World Cup
Kedar Jadhav took the fitness test in Mumbai on Thursday. FILE

New Delhi, May 18

All-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who had hurt his left shoulder during the recently-concluded IPL, has been declared fully fit for the upcoming ODI World Cup to be held in UK from May 30.

The 34-year-old’s participation in the World Cup was doubtful after he had sustained a shoulder injury while fielding during an IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on May 5. He had immediately left the field and was ruled out of action in the IPL. “Kedar’s injury was not a serious one and he has fully recovered now. All the 15 players who were picked in the squad are travelling to UK,” a team source said. 

Team India physio Patrick Farhart submitted Jadhav’s fitness report, which cleared him. The fitness test was conducted on Thursday in Mumbai. As per the ICC rules, changes in the 15-member preliminary squad are permitted till May 23. Speculation was rife that in case Jadhav did not recover, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant would replace him in the squad. 

India will start their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5. They will play warm-up matches on May 25 and 28 against New Zealand and Bangladesh, respectively.  — PTI

Yuvraj trolls Kohli  

New Delhi: Virat Kohli may be the captain of the Indian cricket team but it was not too long ago that he was one of the youngsters in the team, learning from established stars like Yuvraj Singh. The pair has always shared a great rapport even when Yuvraj has not been able to get a foothold in the national squad led by Kohli. On Friday, Kohli put up an Instagram post, and was immediately trolled by his senior. “#FlashbackFriday Hey guys can you guess this city?” Kohli posted with a selfie. The city was not in India but Yuvraj commented, “Looks like Kotkapura? @harbhajan3 what do u think?”  Kot Kapura is a historic city in Punjab. — ians

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