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Shubman Gill Suffers From Dengue; Doubtful for AUS Clash on Sunday

Shubman Gill Suffers From Dengue: Indian opening batter Shubman Gill tests positive for Dengue ahead of the host’s opening game against Australia on October 8 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Shubman Gill Suffers From Dengue

Shubman Gill Suffers From Dengue: A report states that the in-form opener, who missed the team’s net session at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Thursday, is undergoing treatment after testing positive for dengue.

Gill scored a magnificent double-century against New Zealand earlier this year. Except for a mini-slump during the West Indies tour, he showed incredible consistency. He was the leading run-scorer in the IPL 2023 with 890 runs and topped the batting charts in the recent Asia Cup 2023 with 302 runs in 6 innings which includes a century and 2 half centuries.

If Shubman Gill fails to recover before Sunday’s game against Australia, either Ishan Kishan or KL Rahul might walk out with Rohit Sharma to open the inning. The absence of Shubman Gill in India’s playing 11 will be a great setback for the host.

In 2023, Shubman Gill played 20 ODIs and scored 1230 runs which included 5 centuries, 5 half centuries and 1 double century. Notably, Gill registered just one DUCK in 2023 so far.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (image: BCCI)

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be hosted by India between October 5 to November 19. A total of 48 matches will be played between 10 teams across 10 different venues in India.

Originally, the tournament was scheduled to be played from 9 February to 26 March 2023. But, in July 2020, it was announced that the tournament would be delayed to an October–November window, following the disruption of the qualification schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will be the first time the competition is held entirely in India; three previous editions were partially hosted there – 1987, 1996, and 2011.

Australia is the most successful team in the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 winning the title 5 times. “God of Cricket” Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the player to score the most runs in ODI World Cup history while Australia’s Glenn McGrath holds the record for most wickets.

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