Kedar surprised with his exclusion for Windies ODIs
Indian middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav was curious about his exclusion from the squad for last three ODIs against Windies after he was informed completely fit.
Kedar Jadhav got injured during the Asia Cup finals and that made him out of selection for the first two ODIs against Windies. However, he completely recovered from the injury and was included in the India A team in the middle of the ongoing Deodhar trophy.
Jadhav also played the game for India A on 25th October, Thursday and remained unbeaten with a knock of 41 runs from 25 balls. He also made an impressive comeback in the Asia Cup. The team was announced in the afternoon when he was fielding and he was omitted from the list.
His omission from the squad without any pieces of information from the selection committee put the batsman in a quite surprise and disappointment.
“I need to see why they didn’t pick me. I have cleared all tests and that’s why I played the match today. I am match fit. Unless you clear all the tests, you shouldn’t be picked for any matches and since I was fit the selectors asked me to play the Deodhar game. If I am not in the Indian team, I’ll focus on playing Ranji Trophy.”
But the chief of the selection committee MSK Prasad gave a clarification on the issue and reported that considering his past fitness history, Kedar was not included in the squad and they want to give him more time during this time.
“We don’t want to rush him. He has been breaking down whenever he has made a comeback. We wanted to give him enough game time to test his body. We hoped that he would be playing the Deodhar final but unfortunately his team lost.” Prasad told.
“He will come back to the team. There is no doubt about his ability. I will have a word with him and convey how we plan to manage him,” he added.
Still, Jadhav is not fully compromised and quite frustrated regarding the continuous fitness problems. “It’s very important to be honest with physios and trainers. Whatever your body tells you, you should convey it to the physios. You can’t hide things. I expect the same honesty from their side,” he claimed.