Chennai: In the lead-up to the highly anticipated World Cup 2023 showdown between India and Australia in Chennai, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has provided a crucial health update on Shubman Gill, which has left cricket fans on edge.
The talented right-handed batter, Shubman Gill, is currently grappling with a bout of dengue fever, casting a shadow of uncertainty over his participation in the first game against Australia scheduled for Sunday.
Will give every chance to Gill: Rohit Sharma
While Rohit Sharma expressed the team’s intent to give Gill every opportunity to recover, he candidly acknowledged that the young cricketer is not yet at full fitness.
“We will give every chance to Shubman Gill to recover. He’s still not ruled out. Everybody’s fit. Gill is not 100 percent, but he is sick. So, there’s no injury concern. Gill is not feeling well. We are monitoring him on a daily basis,” Rohit Sharma stated, highlighting the team’s commitment to Gill’s well-being.
While the suspense surrounding Shubman Gill’s availability continues to loom large, reports from PTI suggest that Gill is likely to miss not only the first but also the s econd game of the World Cup 2023.
Ishan Kishan to open in Gill’s absence
In Gill’s absence, the Indian batting lineup is expected to witness some adjustments. Ishan Kishan is likely to step in as an opener alongside Rohit Sharma, while KL Rahul is slated to take up a role in the middle order.
The Indian squad for the World Cup 2023 includes a formidable lineup of talented cricketers, and fans eagerly await the team’s performance as they face Australia and other contenders in their quest for cricketing glory.
India’s World Cup 2023 Squad:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Md. Siraj, Md. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur