IND vs BAN: Shubman Gill Puts In Extra Efforts In Preparation For Upcoming Bangladesh Clash In World Cup 2023- Reports

Updated - 19 Oct 2023, 01:08 PM

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Indian opener Shubman Gill and wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan have engaged in intensive training sessions ahead of the upcoming World Cup clash against Bangladesh. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was seen slogging it out during the practice session in Pune.

India and Bangladesh will lock horns in their match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday, October 19. The Men in Blue are in second place in the points table, while Shakib Al Hasan’s team is in sixth place.

Shubman Gill Sweats It Out In Nets Ahead Of Bangladesh Match

In preparation for their upcoming match against Bangladesh, Indian openers Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan batted together and faced pace bowlers in the nets. Gill specifically concentrated on facing left-arm pacers coming around the wicket, working on his defensive skills.

The 24-year-old returned to the team for the recent match against Pakistan after missing the first two matches due to a high fever. His focused training suggests India is preparing for the challenge posed by Bangladesh’s left-arm pacers, Shoriful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman.

Head coach Rahul Dravid supervised the team’s practice session at MCA International Stadium. Shubman Gill dedicated time to enhancing his slip-catching skills towards the session’s conclusion. The right-handed batter is expected to open the innings against Bangladesh.

The Punjab-born cricketer has been going through sensational batting form this year, scoring 1246 in 21 ODI matches at an impressive average of 69.22 and a strike rate of 105.41. He scored 16 runs off 11 balls against Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium on October 14.

India’s Remaining Matches Schedule For ICC World Cup 2023

October 20 – India vs Bangladesh in Pune, 2.00 pm IST

October 22 – India vs New Zealand in Dharamsala, 2.00 pm IST

October 29 – India vs England in Lucknow, 2.00 pm IST

November 2– India vs Sri Lanka in Mumbai, 2.00 pm IST

November 5 – India vs South Africa in Kolkata, 2.00 pm IST

November 12 – India vs Netherlands in Bengaluru at 2.00 pm IST

India’s World Cup Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami.

Also read: IND vs PAK: Yuvraj Singh Hopes Shubman Gill To Be Fit For India-Pakistan Match, Says ‘Maine Tagda Kar Diya Hai’


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