England v India - 3rd Vitality IT20
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 10: India batsman Ravindra Jadeja hits out during the third Vitality T20 match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
England v India - 3rd Vitality IT20

Indian star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is reportedly in doubt for the T20 World Cup, to be hosted in Australia during October and November.

The 33-year-old has injured his right knee during the Asia Cup, and will miss the final stages of the tournament, with India set to play Pakistan on Sunday evening (local time).

According to PTI a BCCI official has confirmed that Jadeja will be ruled out for an "indefinite period of time" with surgery needed on the injury, although it's unclear at this stage exactly which part of the knee he has injured.

India's head coach Rahul Dravid played a straight bat to media enquiries during a press conference on Saturday, suggesting he isn't out of the World Cup yet.

"Jadeja has injured his knee; he is obviously ruled out of the Asia Cup," Dravid said.

"He is under the care of the medical team, he is going to see the doctors, see the experts. The World Cup is still a fair bit away, and we don't want to jump to any conclusions and rule him out or rule him in. We'll see how it goes.

"Injuries are a part of the sport; it is part of our job to try to manage them. A lot will depend on rehab and the severity of the injury.

"I don't want to rule him out or don't want to make too many comments until we have a much clearer picture and a better idea, especially because the World Cup is six or seven weeks away from now."

Jadeja has played 64 T20 internationals for his country, averaging 24 with the bat and 28 with the ball, and would be a critical member of the side during the T20 World Cup in Australian conditions should he manage to pass fit.