"Shubman Gill Is An Amazing Youngster"- Hashim Amla Ahead Of First India vs South Africa T20I
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Shubman Gill has been picked for the T20I series against South Africa that starts on Sunday in Durban. The right-hander was rested for the series against Australia after the ODI World Cup.

While he has been picked for the T20I series, Shubman Gill has been rested from the ODI series against the Proteas. He will make a comeback in the Test series after the T20Is.

The youngster has had a brilliant year in ODIs. He has scored 1584 runs in 29 ODIs this year so far at an average of 63.36 with five centuries and nine fifties. Gill scored 354 runs in nine matches at an average of 44.25 with five fifties in World Cup.

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In T20Is this year, Shubman Gill has scored 304 runs in 11 matches at an average of 30.40. This is in many ways a return for him to the Indian T20I side after he was almost branded as an ODI and Test specialist. He has had his struggles in T20I cricket after making his debut earlier this year.

Hasim Amla All Praise On Shubman Gill

Meanwhile, former South African batter Hasim Amla has spoken about Gill from the sidelines of Legends League Cricket For India Capitals.

“He is an amazing youngster and the way he’s played he has been fantastic to watch,” said Amla of the highly talented Shubman Gill.

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The former batter then spoke about the likely conditions that will be on offer for the white-ball series between India and South Africa. He said that the pitches for the series will help the batters and it will be an even contest.

“Yes, first time going to South Africa. I think we have seen that in One-day cricket the wickets are pretty good worldwide so I don’t think it will be that big a difference. We obviously have a good bowling attack that will be a good challenge but he has played exceptionally well and it looks like he will be fine,” said Amla.

Durban will host the first T20I on Sunday (December 10). Gqeberha will host the second game and Johannesburg the third on December 12 and 14 respectively. Both teams then play a three-match ODI series followed by a two-match Test series.

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