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Former Australian spinner proposes to include Shubman Gill in Indian team

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 10, 2019, 12:58 pm IST
Updated : Aug 10, 2019, 12:58 pm IST

Gill had earlier expressed his discontent for not being included in any of the India squads.

The 19-year-old, being seen as the next big thing in Indian cricket, played a vital knock to put India A into a commanding position against West Indies A. (Photo: PTI)
 The 19-year-old, being seen as the next big thing in Indian cricket, played a vital knock to put India A into a commanding position against West Indies A. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Youngster Shubhman Gill has been in tremendous form lately, which reflected through his unbeaten knock of 204 runs against West Indies A in the unofficial Test.

The 19-year-old, being seen as the next big thing in Indian cricket, played a vital knock to put India A into a commanding position against West Indies A. Former Australian batsman Brad Hogg has asked the Indian selectors to consider Gill for the Indian side and include him for the ongoing series against West Indies.

 

Hogg added that Gill could be accommodated in the middle order and that the Indian management should capitalise on the youngster's form.

“Shubman Gill, another double century to his name overnight. Has to be a late inclusion in the One Day squad with India looking to solidify their middle order. Get the junior in. #INDvWI #WIvIND,” Hogg wrote on Twitter.

“Not many options up the top for him, I reckon he can handle number 4,” Hogg further added.

 

Gill had earlier expressed his discontent for not being included in any of the India squads despite being in consistent form for India A in West Indies.

“I was waiting for the Indian senior team to be announced on Sunday and I expected to be selected for at least one of the squads. It was disappointing not to get picked but I am not going to spend time thinking over it. I’ll keep scoring runs and performing to the best of my ability to impress the selectors,” said Gill.

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