BCCI says, “Unwell Shubman Gill To Miss Afghanistan Clash In Cricket World Cup 2023”

The star batter of Indian cricket team Shubman Gill, who is reportedly down with dengue fever, is going to miss the second Cricket World Cup 2023 match of his team against Afghanistan, as confirmed by BCCI. Gill was ruled out of the opening match of the World Cup against Australia at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, having been down with fever for the last few days. In the match against Australia, Ishan Kishan replaced him, pairing up with India captain Rohit Sharma.

In a release, the BCCI said: "Team India batter Shubman Gill will not be travelling with the team to Delhi on October 9, 2023. The opening batter, who missed the team's first fixture in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia in Chennai, is set to miss the team's next fixture against Afghanistan in Delhi on the 11th of October. He will stay back in Chennai and will be under the supervision of the medical team."

In Gill's absence, Ishan is likely to open with Rohit against Afghanistan.

Oct 9, 2023 10:53 AM