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Ishant, Bhuvneshwar in doubt for World Cup?

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February 7 will be a D-day for four members of India’s World Cup squad in Australia, as they experience a wellness test to know whether they will see the light of their lady World Cup appearance. What’s more if reports are to be accepted, two of them – quick bowlers Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar – are going for a return home.

Other than Ishant and Bhuvneshwar, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja are the other two parts of the squad who have their fingers crossed. While Ishant is nursing a knee damage, Bhuvneshwar has an awful lower leg, Jadeja a troublesome shoulder and Rohit is hamstrung. None of them have ever played a World Cup.


Furthermore as indicated by a report in The Times of India, India’s quick knocking down some pins unit is situated to be jarred by the passageway of Ishant and Bhuvneshwar, whose cooperation is under a cloud.

“The board has given a due date to the harmed players to demonstrate their wellness however from what we are got notification from the group administration that some of them may not be fit to play toward the begin of the occasion,” a BCCI source told TOI without naming any player. “All things considered, its ideal to supplant them now as opposed to sitting tight for the competition to start,” he included.

Then again, the report included that Rohit and Jadeja are required to be proclaimed fit after the test on Friday.

“As you know, the group is on complete break from cricket. The players who are unfit have been given a timetable to take after. They won’t be at the ground before Friday. Till then, there is no real way to know who will be fit,” the source was cited as saying.

The BCCI source likewise said that naming substitutions is not a simple methodology, including persuading ICC that the player won’t recapture full wellness in time.

“Yes, it is taking long for the harmed players to recoup which is not a decent sign. It is self-evident, if there is any uncertainty about their wellness, they will must be supplanted. At the same time the procedure is not straightforward.

“Initially we must make sure that the concerned player won’t recuperate amid the term of the World Cup. The ICC then must be persuaded with full therapeutic report that the damage is truly not going to mend in time, at exactly that point can the player be supplanted.”


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