How important is playing in Ahmedabad for Shubman Gill? If they play, Pakistan’s sleep will fly away
- Indian team’s victorious journey in World Cup 2023 continues
- Defeated Australia in the first match and Afghanistan in the second match
- India will now face Pakistan in the biggest match of this World Cup
The victorious journey of the Indian team in World Cup 2023 continues. After defeating Australia in their first match of the league round and Afghanistan in the second match, Team India will now face Pakistan in the biggest match of this World Cup. The match will be played on October 14 at Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. From broadcasters to fans, everyone is eagerly waiting for this great match. The morale of the Indian team is high after winning the match under pressure against Australia in their first match of the World Cup. The top order, which failed against Australia, made a brilliant comeback against Afghanistan. Rohit Sharma scored a century, while Ishan also scored a valuable 47 runs.
Shubman reached Ahmedabad, started batting practice
However, Ishan was not seen in touch in both the matches. He got the chance to open in both these matches as Shubman Gill is out of the team due to dengue. He was very sick and could not play, but now he is slowly getting fit. However, it is necessary for him to play in the match against Pakistan and for this he has also reached Ahmedabad. Shubham has also started preparations. However, there is no confirmation whether he will be able to play or not. If Shubman plays in Ahmedabad, he can give Pakistan sleepless nights as his record in Motera has been very good. If he plays, it can prove to be a confidence-boosting decision for Team India as well.
Shubman Gill has started the batting practice.
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Shubman’s IPL record in Ahmedabad
Shubman has a great record in Ahmedabad not only in international matches but also in IPL. He has scored 669 runs at an average of 66.90 and a strike rate of 159.28 in 12 innings of 12 matches in IPL at this ground. He has been not out twice in this league. Shubman’s highest score in IPL on this ground is 129 runs. Which includes two centuries and three half centuries. He has never been dismissed in Ahmedabad in the IPL. In the league, he has hit 60 fours and 25 sixes on this ground.
Shubman’s first ODI in Ahmedabad
Talking about international matches, Shubman has not been able to play a single ODI on this ground so far. If he gets a chance to play against Pakistan, it will be his first ODI at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, he has played T20 and Test matches here. During this period he has scored 280 runs in five innings of four matches at an average of 93.33. In which 128 runs is his highest score. He has also scored two centuries in Ahmedabad and was dismissed once. Along with this, he has been not out twice.
Shubman played one T20I in Ahmedabad
Shubham has played one T20 International in Ahmedabad. He has scored 126 runs in an innings. He played this innings against New Zealand this year. During this time his strike rate was 200. He hit 12 fours and seven sixes in his innings. Apart from this, he has scored 154 runs at an average of 51.33 in four innings of three Tests at the Narendra Modi Stadium. An innings of 128 runs has been his best innings. In Tests, he scored a century in Ahmedabad and was dismissed once for a wicket. At the same time, he has also been not out once.
Shubham played two matches against Pakistan in the Asia Cup
Given this record, if Shubman gets a chance against Pakistan, he can wreak havoc against the arch-rivals. Shubham has played two ODIs against Pakistan and he played both these matches in Asia Cup 2023. In the first match in Kandy, he managed to score only 10 runs, but after this, Shubham hit Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah for several fours in the Super Four against Pakistan. In this match, he scored 58 runs in 52 balls with the help of 10 fours. It also includes three fours in three consecutive balls of one over against Shaheen.