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Kedar Jadhav stunned after exclusion from ODI squad

“I will be gearing up for the first game (Ranji Trophy). Let’s see how things go from there,” Jadhav concluded.

SNS | New Delhi |

All-rounder Kedar Jadhav was left stunned after he was not included in India’s 15-member squad for the remaining three matches of the ongoing five-match One Day International (ODI) series against West Indies.

Jadhav was excluded for the first two ODIs against West Indies due to a hamstring injury he suffered in the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh. However, Jadhav was declared match fit and was called up at the last moment to play a Deodhar Trophy game for India A against India C in New Delhi on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Jadhav was surprised when he got to know from the media that he wasn’t in the 15-member squad. Kedar, who has played 46 ODIs for India, also hinted that he might speak to the selectors about the issue.

“Rehabilitation was good. Everything’s fine as of now. I cleared all the fitness tests; I was cleared match fit, which is why I was playing here,” said Jadhav, before adding, “I didn’t know (he was not selected). Obviously, I have to see why they have not picked me.”

Speaking about his injury, Jadhav said, “When you are in good form and get injured, it does hurt. Because when you make a comeback, it’s about starting from zero. It takes a lot of hard work. But I know it’s all about staying optimistic and doing your best.”

 

“I will be gearing up for the first game (Ranji Trophy). Let’s see how things go from there,” Jadhav concluded.

India squad:

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey.