Shubman Gill is still unsure about the outcome of the high-stakes India vs. Pakistan match in Ahmedabad during the 2023 ODI World Cup.
In order to play in Saturday, October 14,'s exciting match against Pakistan in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, India's star opener Shubman Gill is still recuperating from dengue. Given that he missed the games against Australia and Afghanistan due to a low platelet count, his chances of playing in the match are still slim.
The right-handed batter's platelet count dropped to 90,000 per microliter, according to the Times of India report. This is significantly lower than the typical range for a healthy male: 1,35,000 to 3,17,000 per microliter of blood.
According to the medical staff attending to Gill at the hospital, the opener will make a full recovery in two days, but he won't be ready for action by Saturday, October 14.
"It makes sense to gradually ease him back. It might be a better idea to play him against Bangladesh on October 19 as there is a five-day gap after Pakistan's match against India, a source told TOI.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released a medical update on Gill on Monday, stating that he will not play in the Wednesday, October 11 match against Afghanistan at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
Gill was under the care of the BCCI medical team while he remained in Chennai following his absence from the match against Australia.
"On October 9, 2023, Shubman Gill, a batter for Team India, will not be travelling to Delhi with the team. The opening batter, who was absent from the team's opening match in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia in Chennai, is expected to be absent from the team's next match on October 11 against Afghanistan in Delhi. He will remain in Chennai and be managed by the medical staff, the BCCI said in a statement.
Ishan Kishan opened the innings with captain Rohit Sharma in the tournament opener in Gill's absence. India's World Cup campaign at home is off to an incredible start as they defeated Australia in Chennai by a margin of six wickets.
Afghanistan will play India's next match on Wednesday at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.