It is learnt that Jaydev Unadkat will recover in time for the WTC final in England, starting June 7.
The fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat of the Lucknow Super Giants has been declared out for the rest of the IPL 2023 due to a left shoulder injury that he sustained on Sunday while working out in the nets. He will be ready for the World Twenty20 Championship final against Australia, which will begin on June 7 at The Oval, ESPNcricinfo has learned.
On Sunday, when Jaydev Unadkat prepared to throw his first pitch in the Lucknow nets, he ran in from behind the wicket and got his left foot caught in the rope holding the net up. He fell hard and hurt his bowling elbow. While still on the ground, he gripped his left shoulder. Shortly after, he was spotted with his arm in a sling and an ice pack on his shoulder.
Jaydev Unadkat reportedly came to Mumbai for scans and met with a specialist consultant hired by the BCCI. Super Giants made the decision to have Unadkat leave the IPL after consulting with the board’s medical team. He is anticipated to travel to Bengaluru’s NCA for rehabilitation in order to get healthy enough to travel to England for the WTC final versus Australia.
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Unadkat’s injury occurred the same day as KL Rahul’s, who suffered a right leg injury while pursuing a ball in the outfield during the second over of Monday night’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rahul’s scan results and the severity of the injuries are still pending.
In the three IPL games this season, Unadkat failed to pick up a wicket, and in the eight overs he has bowled, he has allowed 92 runs to score.
Along with Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, and all-rounder Shardul Thakur, he is one of India’s five fast-bowling options for the WTC final. Rahul is also a member of the WTC team, but it is not yet clear how he will be involved.
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