Shubman Gill’s World Cup Participation in Doubt as Dravid Delivers Shocking Update to Competing Teams !
Cricket Time Now: The eagerly awaited World Cup 2023 has already started. England and New Zealand engaged in the first game. On the other side, on Sunday, October 8, at Chennai’s Chidambaram Stadium, the Indian squad will face off against the challenging opponents Australia. A lot of fresh information is coming out of the Indian camp prior to that.
Kohli is currently the most experienced cricketer in the Indian squad for the World Cup. Shubman Gill is the youngest talented cricketer in the Indian team. This is the fourth time in his career that Kohli will be playing on the ODI World Cup stage. I have never played a tournament of this quality before. This experience will be completely new to him. Kohli got a chance to touch this coveted trophy when he played the World Cup for the first time in his career in 2011. Will good luck be the same? There is speculation about it.
Virat Kohli has an outstanding record next to his name as an Indian. No star like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni has achieved this feat. Virat Kohli became the only Indian cricketer to score a century in his first match in the ODI World Cup. Shubman Gill has a chance to touch that record. However, he is doubtful to play in India’s first match against Australia due to dengue infection.
However, talented Indian opener Shubman Gill can touch this record this time. Like many other cricketers in the Indian squad, he is playing his first World Cup this time. And if he can score a century against Australia in Chennai in the first match, then he will surpass this record of Virat Kohli. A few days ago, in the second match of the ODI series against Australia, he scored a brilliant century against the Australian bowling.
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But the news of his dengue infection came to light on the second day of the World Cup. His participation in the first match of the World Cup remains uncertain. However, India coach Rahul Dravid has said that they are not giving up hope for the young opener of India. He said Gill was recovering quickly. The Indian team management will take a final call on how he is on the morning of the match.
Rohit Sharma-led Blue Brigade is confident of winning the Asia Cup 2023. They also have a slight edge after beating Australia in a three-match ODI series ahead of the World Cup. However, the Indian camp suffered a huge setback before taking the field in an important first match like the World Cup. Shubman Gill, one of the most important openers of the Blue Brigade, will not be in the Indian XI against Australia as he has tested positive for dengue.
It is not certain whether he will even be able to play against Afghanistan after Australia. Now, according to sources in The Chronicle, Ishan Kishan is going to open with Rohit Sharma instead of Shubman Gill against Australia. It is also known that the Indian team will play three spinners in this match. Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Kuldeep Yadav are all set to play together.
On the other hand, the Indian team recently won the series against Australia but lost the last match. Washington Sundar opened in place of Shubman Gill in that match. Chasing Australia’s 352, the Indian team’s middle order came under a lot of pressure. KL Rahul scored 26 and Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed for 8 runs. In the first match of the World Cup, the fans are looking at how much the Indian team will turn around by correcting these mistakes.