Shubman Gill : Shubman Gill will miss India’s 2023 ODI World Cup opener against Australia in Chennai after testing positive for dengue*. In Gill’s absence, Ishan Kishan is likely to open the innings along with captain Rohit Sharma. Another option is KL Rahul. Read the article given below to know about Shubman Gill’s health condition and to know more about who is going to replace Shubman Gill in the opening encounter of the host indian team with the mighty Australians.
After Shubman Gill missed India’s training sessions ahead of India’s open encounter against Australia in World Cup 2023 which is going to take place on 8th of October Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday, the team management hoped it was just flu, but it wasn’t.
“He is under the weather,” said an official BCCI update. “The medical team is monitoring him closely. We hope he will recover soon.”
Shubman Gill is the leading wicket-taker in ODIs this year with 1,230 runs at an average of 72.35 and a strike rate of 105.03. In the last four ODIs, he has smashed two centuries and a half-century, two of which came against Sunday’s opponents Australia.
Kishan has three half-centuries in five ODIs this year, including a magnificent 82 against Pakistan at No.5. Rahul, who returned from injury during the Asia Cup, last opened in an ODI in August 2022 against Zimbabwe. In all, he opened 23 times in ODIs and scored 915 runs at an average of 43.57.