Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill started opening together in the West Indies since KL Rahul was unavailable and Rohit Sharma was rested for the one-dayers. They enjoyed themselves and put together a couple of impressive stands.
Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has agreed that Shubman Gill must open the batting with Rohit Sharma in the England series, but added that one should not put pressure on him as these are still early days in his international career. Gill made his Test debut in Australia, and scored 259 runs in three matches series, with two fifties, including the 91 in the record chase at Gabba. According to Gambhir, while Gill has made an impressive start to his Test career, things can get tough at the big stage, and hence he must remain grounded.
Ravindra Jadeja came up with a brilliant bowling and fielding effort to seize the advantage for India on Day 2 of the SCG Test against Australia. Resuming the day at 166 for 2, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne took Australia past 200 before the left-arm spinner struck by having the latter caught for 91. With an opening available, Jadeja went on to dismiss Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon to finish with figures of 4 for 62. After Steve Smith reached 131 and was looking good for much more, Jadeja ran him out with a brilliant direct hit, coming rushing in from deep square leg. Australia all-out for 338.
Five Indian cricketers, who were seen in a video on Friday, dining in an indoor restaurant in Melbourne, have been placed in isolation as a preventive measure. The five players seen in the video are Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini.
The first test of the Border-Gavasker trophy between India and Australia is set to begin on the 17th of December, yet India aren’t too sure of the team combination they will be going ahead with, especially at the top. While Mayank Agarwal is a certain starter, there is some speculation over the batsman accompanying him. Let’s have a look at the players who might be donning the openers hat at some point during the four tests
Young talent Shubman Gill expressed disappointment at being not selected in any of India's three squads for the upcoming tour of West Indies, which begins on August 3. It was a rather surprising decision as Gill totalled 218 runs for India A as part of the five-match series in West Indies. This included three half-centuries.