Shubman Gill likely to skip match against Afghanistan

Written by Rohit Pawar

Team India’s opener Subhman Gill is recovering fast from Dengue, the batsman missed the opener of the ODI World Cup and now he could miss the game against Afghanistan also as he is in the mode of recovering. But the buzz was there that he would stay in Chennai for rest or be at his home in Chandigarh but not at all packed his bag for Delhi.

A source told ANI, “Subhman Gill is recovering and he will be travelling with the team to Delhi, he will be with the team and is not likely to go to his home Chandigarh for rest we hope that he will be back on the field before the match against Pakistan and playing against Afghanistan will depend on his next report.”

Earlier, Gill was ruled out of India’s opening match of the ODI World Cup against Australia at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan replaced the star Indian opener to pair up with the Men in Blue skipper Rohit Sharma.

Talking about India’s first match of the tournament, Australia opted to bat first after winning the toss. Mitchell Marsh and David Warner opened for the Aussies in the first inning, however, Marsh went for a duck, but Warner (41 runs from 52 balls) and Steven Smith (46 runs from 71 balls) helped Australia to make a crucial 69-run second-wicket partnership. Soon after Smith’s wicket, the Aussies failed to get a hold of the match after the Indian bowling attack showcased a stellar performance.

India’s three-spin bowling attack of Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravichandran Ashwin put up a magnificent inning and dismissed the Aussies for 199. Jadeja picked up three wickets. Kuldeep and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets each. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, and Ashwin scalped one wicket each in the fifth ODI World Cup match.

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