Ravindra Jadeja, a veteran left-arm spinner for India, will likely miss the T20 World Cup in Australia due to serious knee surgery that would likely sideline him for an extended length of time.
With his all-around skills, Jadeja, who featured in the team’s first two games of the current Asia Cup against Pakistan and Hong Kong, provides the team with the necessary balance. Rohit Sharma’s team would suffer greatly from the 33-year-old veteran’s absence.
“The right knee injury to Jadeja is quite severe. He will be out of commission for an extended amount of time following serious knee surgery. His impending international comeback cannot be scheduled at this time, according to the NCA’s medical team’s assessment “On the condition of anonymity.
When asked whether Jadeja will be available for the T20 World Cup, head coach Rahul Dravid, who is renowned for playing his cards close to his chest, was evasive.
“Jadeja still has a chance to play in the World Cup, in my opinion. Watch him closely in the six to eight weeks leading up to the T20 World Cup. Every sportsperson experiences that, “Prior to the Pakistan game in Dubai, Dravid said.
The possibility of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage, whose recovery can take up to six months, could not be immediately confirmed.
Jadeja will be out for at least three months, though, with some degree of confidence.