Shubman Gill and Natarajan’s availability information: The remainder of the IPL tournament is all set to start on September 19, 2021, with a clash between Chennai Super Kings and defending champions, Mumbai Indians.
It will be a blockbuster clash as Chennai is currently stationed in the second position with 6 victories from 8 matches while Mumbai is in the fourth position and a victory against Chennai will better their positions.
However, there has been a couple of injury concerns for the bottom-placed teams, with Shubman Gill and T Natarajan struggling with injuries still.
Gill was sidelined with a stress injury on his shins and was declared to be out for almost three months initially. However, currently, there has been a good piece of news doing rounds for the Kolkata Knight Riders fans that state Shubman Gill is expected to be fit.
Another important defining factor for Sunrisers Hyderabad throughout the tournament, ever since 2020, has been T Natarajan. The fast bowler has become indispensable for the Orange Army with his death-bowling expertise, and he is most likely to travel with Sunrisers for the upcoming part of the tournament.
Going by the tweet of Cricbuzz, both Gill and Natarajan may be seen in their respective camps for the upcoming domestic extravaganza.
✳️ Shubman Gill expected to be fit.
✳️ Franchises to confirm final squads by August 20
Latest #IPL2021 updates 👇👇
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) August 19, 2021
Shubman Gill and T Natarajan are valuable assets for their respective franchise
Gill has proven to be exceptionally handy for a shaky batting line-up of Kolkata Knight Riders in the last two seasons. However, in the ongoing season, he has struggled a lot with just 132 runs from 7 matches. With Eoin Morgan most likely to be out of the tournament, Kolkata may opt for Tim Seifert as an opener.
Gill’s patience will help the dynamic Seifert to rack up some early runs, as powerplays have always been a challenge for the KKR in the ongoing tournament.
Similarly, Natarajan stunned everyone in the preceding edition of the tournament with 16 scalps from 16 matches at a decent economy rate of 8.02. However, his injury has kept him sidelined for most of the tournament in 2021 and he will be raring to take the field for the Orange Army for the remainder of the fray.