Amid all the speculation over Shubman Gill’s availability for the Pakistan ODI World Cup game on Saturday, there is finally some good news. The Indian opener has reached Ahmedabad and will start training today. This also means that he is recovering well and could be fit for the high-octane game against Pakistan.
“Shubman Gill took the evening flight from Chennai yesterday and reached Ahmedabad last night. He is now likely to hit the ground today and we will then see how the body reacts to physical activity. There is going to be no rush, one step at a time,” a source close to developments told CricketNext.
Gill’s absence in the first game against Australia was a major blow for India. The team management will be hoping that he is fit enough to play against Pakistan. Gill is in good form and has been providing India with good starts throughout the year. His presence at the top of the order will be crucial against a strong Pakistan bowling attack.
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The BCCI had earlier issued a statement confirming that Gill will not be available for the Delhi game. The statement said that Gill was admitted to Kaveri Hospital on Monday morning and was under the care of medical specialists at the facility. Dr. Rizwan Khan, the BCCI doctor who has been traveling with the team, was also attending to the young opener.
Shubman Gill’s recovery and return to training is a boost for India ahead of the Pakistan clash. The team management will be hoping that he is fit enough to play in the game. Gill’s presence at the top of the order will be crucial against a strong Pakistan bowling attack.