Rahul Dravid Provides BIG Update On Shubman Gill's Availability For Team India's Cricket World Cup 2023 Opener Against Australia
Shubman Gill's outstanding performance in one-day internationals this year cannot be overstated. Gill has been a force to be reckoned with, having scored 1,230 runs at an amazing average of 72.35 and a strike rate of 105.03.
The cricketing world watches in suspense for India's much-awaited 2023 ODI World Cup opener against Australia because star opener Shubman Gill's availability is still uncertain. Gill's participation in the match, which is set for October 8 at Chennai's famed Ma Chidambaram Stadium, is in jeopardy due to his dengue illness.
The remarks of Head Coach Rahul Dravid give Indian cricket fans hope, even though the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keeping a careful eye on his health.
Shubman Gill was said to have missed Team India's practise on Friday because of a high temperature, which may have been caused by dengue.
His ailment raised questions about whether he would play in the World Cup opening, leading both fans and analysts to speculate about the team's plan of attack without him.
Ishan Kishan might replace Gill at the top of the order if he were to miss the forthcoming high-profile match between Australia and India. Gill was rested for the third One-Day International in Rajkot.
Rahul Dravid's Positive Update
The captain of the Indian cricket team, Rahul Dravid, provided some hope in the middle of the uncertainties. Dravid said at a press conference that "he's definitely feeling better today." Every day, the medical team is keeping an eye on things.
We'll wait and see what they decide in the next 36 hours. He feels a lot better today, for sure." Fans of the youthful opener have cause for hope with Dravid's cautious optimism.
Furthermore, Dravid stressed that Gill's condition will continue to be closely watched every day and that the medical staff had not completely ruled him out. Gill's incredible return is still a possibility according to this continuing review, which would definitely help India's World Cup campaign.
" The medical team is monitoring on a daily basis, we have 36 hours. We will see what decision they take. He's certainly feeling better today."— World International Cricket (@worldincricket) October 6, 2023
-INDIA head Coach Rahul Dravid on Shubman Gill's illness.[ ESPNcricinfo]#icccricketworldcup2023 #CWC2023 #PAKvsNED #Loki pic.twitter.com/JskmXwAl7K
Gill's Remarkable Form
One cannot overstate Shubman Gill's outstanding performance in ODIs this season. Gill has proven to be a formidable player, amassing an incredible 1,230 runs at an amazing average of 72.35 and a brilliant strike rate of 105.03.
His recent exploits against elite opponents, such as Australia, have shown his abilities. He has two hundred and a half-century in his last four ODIs.