The senior left-arm spinner for India, Ravindra Jadeja, will probably miss the T20 World Cup in Australia owing to major knee surgery that would probably keep him out for a long period.

Jadeja, who took part in the team’s first two Asia Cup matches against Pakistan and Hong Kong, gives the team the required balance with his all-around abilities. The 33-year-old veteran’s absence would be very detrimental to Rohit Sharma’s squad.

“Jadeja’s right knee injury is rather serious. After major knee surgery, he will be out of service for a considerable length of time. The NCA medical team’s evaluation prevents scheduling his upcoming international comeback at this time. ” PTI was told by a senior BCCI official who requested anonymity.

The presence of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), whose rehabilitation may take up to six months, could not be readily established. But I’m rather certain that Jadeja won’t be playing for at least three months.

Jadeja has a lengthy history of knee issues, and a close look at the last year would suggest that he is shifting more toward becoming a batting all-rounder across formats, with his left-arm spin becoming less of a primary skill and more of a secondary one. He may have suffered damage to his right knee as a result of the force of falling on his front foot while bowling.

In his senior career (domestic and international), Jadeja has bowled over 7000 overs in close to 630 games across formats, including domestic first-class, List A, and IPL games. There are 897 wickets in all. The number of overs bowled in the nets and the 13,000 runs scored at the senior level make it worse (local and international). He will need to undergo a demanding rehabilitation regimen for a long amount of time before he can play international cricket again.