“I can bat in the middle order because I rotate the strike well against spin,” Shubman Gill ready to bat out of position in ODIs when senior players return

The senior Indian players haven't been playing ODI cricket for quite sometime because of being involved in preparation for T20 World Cup

The Indian opener Shubman Gill, who has been performing consistently for India in ODI cricket in the absence of the seniors recently, has said that he won’t have any problems batting in the middle order in the future, because he keeps the scoreboard ticking against the spin bowlers by rotating the strike regularly.

When the senior Indian players return to the ODI squad after the ongoing T20 World Cup and if the Indian team management decides to persist with Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order, it might be hard to find a spot for Shubman Gill in the playing XI because the spots of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul in the playing XI are certain.

However, the way Gill has batted in 50-over cricket in recent times, it’s very likely that he will be in the 15-member ODI squad even when the senior Indian players return. The team management has to decide if Gill is picked in the playing XI or not and if they pick him in the XI, then where he will bat.


Shubman Gill is not reluctant to bat in the test match middle order either

Shubman Gill is not reluctant to bat in the middle order in test cricket either, a format in which he hasn’t been as consistent as he would have liked to be so far. The captain Rohit Sharma and the vice-captain KL Rahul are India’s first choice openers in test cricket when they are fit and available.

But, since the spots of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are not certain in the test team anymore, there are spots up for grabs in India’s test middle order. Gill, however, admitted while talking to ESPNcricinfo that if he has to perform consistently for India in test match cricket, he will have to improve his concentration level.

According to Gill, it has not really happened a lot in test cricket that a bowler has been on top of him for a long period of time and then has got him out. He has been dismissed during phases when he has been playing well and then suddenly he has lost his wicket and that’s just because of losing concentration.



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