The young Shubman Gill came into the limelight of the cricketing world through impressive performances back to back in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Since then Indian fans expected him to continue the legacy of Indian batsmen ruling the world; from Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli to Shubman Gill. But it is an accepted fact that though he has shown glimpses of class in his batting from time to time at different levels of cricket, Gill has failed to live up to the reputation. His consistency is a matter of concern for many and he was dropped from the National Team owing to a lack of consistent performance.
Shubman Gill in IPL 2022
IPL 2022 has seen the resurgence of Shubman Gill the batsman. Gill has played some wonderful knocks in this year’s IPL for the Gujarat Titans. He started the tournament with a couple of big scores, 84 vs Delhi Capitals and 96 vs Punjab Kings. He averages close to 30 with a decent strike rate of 139. Gill proved himself to be a match-winner for GT with a number of match-defining innings under his belt.
Reasons why Shubman Gill could feature in Indian National Team
Shubman Gill has put his name in the audition for a place in the National Team with a number of match-winning contributions. The main reasons are listed below:
- Considering the dent in form of the two pillars of Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, it is mighty important to have quality replacements top of the order. Shubman Gill might turn out to be the man to carry the team forward.
- Among all his competitors Gill has looked to be the most reliable and technically sound batsman. A bit of improvement and inconsistency may shape him into a world-class batter.
- The matchwinner in Gill is slowly emerging. This might be the right time to throw him the responsibility of an Indian opener.
- In his short international career, Gill has been impressive at times. Especially the series in Australia was as good as it could be for him. Thus he has the confidence in him to perform in the biggest stage under tough conditions.
- As he is a young lad, he has a whole career ahead of him. A lot of improvement both mental and technical is bound to happen. With his potential, he can reach the top if ground properly.
With the T20 World Cup knocking at the door, India would look to test all their available options in the preceding series. It’s a golden opportunity for Shubman Gill to prove a point and establish himself whenever the opportunity arises. India has high hopes for Shubman Gill and hopefully, he would live up to the expectations.