Ravindra Jadeja is set to miss the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia due to major knee surgery that will keep him out for an indefinite period of time.
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Senior Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is set to miss the T20 World Cup in Australia due to major knee surgery that will keep him out of action indefinitely.
Jadeja, who played the first two games of the Asia Cup against Pakistan and Hong Kong, offers the team the necessary balance, and his absence will be a major blow to Rohit Sharma’s side.
“Jadeja’s right knee injury is pretty serious.”
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A senior BCCI official said on a confidential basis that he is supposed to undergo major knee surgery and will be out of action for an indefinite period of time.
It was not exactly evident if it was a case of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which can take up to six months to recover from.
However, it is a safe assumption that Jadeja will be out for at least three months.
It is understood that Jadeja’s knee problem has been prevalent for some time, and a close look at the last year would suggest that he is transitioning more into a batting all-rounder across formats, with his left-arm spin becoming a secondary skill rather than the primary one.
The pounding on his right knee while landing on his front foot while bowling is thought to have had an effect.
Jadeja has bowled over 7000 overs in nearly 630 games across formats in his senior career (domestic and international), including domestic first-class, List A, and IPL games.
Add to that the overs bowled in nets and the 13,000 runs scored at the senior level (domestic and international), and the condition becomes even worse.
It will take some time and a comprehensive rehab program for him to return to international cricket.