Injury: Ravindra Jadeja likely to miss T20I World Cuptext_fields
New Delhi: Indian star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is likely to miss the T20I World Cup 2022 in Australia. Jadeja is suffering a right knee injury he sustained during the group stage match of the Asia Cup against Hong Kong. He has been replaced by Axar Patel for the rest of the ongoing tournament.
The T20I World Cup will begin in Australia on October 16.
In a statement, BCCI said Friday that the All-India Senior Selection Committee selected Axar and briefed that Jadeja, who played in the squad against group stage matches against Pakistan and Hong Kong, sustained the injury. Axar will fly to Dubai soon, BCCI added.
Sources said, "Jadeja is likely to undergo major knee surgery and will be out of action for at least three months. World Cup participation looks impossible in that case. The board (BCCI) will assess and take a call later on his improvement and surgery."
The 33-year-old had missed India's tour of the West Indies in July owing to an injury.
Jadeja had shown pure mettle against the tight-wound match against Pakistan to shore up India with a 35 though he got out just before the victory. His contribution with the bat that day was priceless for India though his bowling spell was wicket-less.
India's next match will be on Sunday, the Super 4 stage, against Pakistan.
India's squad for Asia Cup:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.