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“He’s actually a middle-order player, not an opener,” Twitter react as Shubman Gill is likely to bat at No.5 in the first Test against Australia as per reports

Shubman Gill averages 150 while batting in middle order in FC cricket.

Fans on Twitter reacted after Indian batter Shubman Gill is likely to bat at No.5 in the first Test against Australia as per reports. There were happy with the move and said that he’s actually a middle order player, not an opener so the team should give him a long rope.

Shubman Gill likely to bat at No.5 in the first Test against Australia as per reports 

India is all set to host Australia for the four-match Test series. The first game between the nations will be played on February 9th in Nagpur followed by the second Test to be played on 17th February in Delhi.

The third game between India and Australia is slated to take place on 1st March in Dharamshala whereas the last game will be played on 9th March in Ahmedabad.

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India will be without the services of Shreyas Iyer, who is ruled out of the first Test against Australia. He suffered a knee injury ahead of the ODI series against New Zealand and was ruled out of the series. He was then shifted to NCA for rehab. But as the reports, he is deemed unfit to play the first game and will join the team ahead of the second game.

With Iyer not available, there have been various speculations about who will bat in the middle in his absence. Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav are the two ideal candidates and many fans and pundits have given their take on the same.

However, the latest reports in TOI have suggested that Shubman Gill is all set to bat at No.5. It is learned that he will get the nod ahead of Suryakumar Yadav. Gill notably has batted in the middle for the majority of his domestic career. He averages 150 while batting in the middle.

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Fans on Twitter react as Shubman Gill likely to bat at No.5 in the first Test against Australia as per reports 

As Shubman Gill is likely to bat at No.5 in the first Test against Australia as per reports, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They lauded the management for the move and said that he’s actually a middle-order player, not an opener. Here are some of the reactions:

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