Shubman Gill Dengue Positive, Unsure for India vs Australia

The Indian team’s worries ahead of their first World Cup game against Australia have increased due to Gill’s health issues. The batter is a dubious starter for Sunday’s game. Ishan Kishan might start in his place if Shubman Gill is unable to do so. There are rumors that Gill, most recently India’s best ODI batter, has a high fever. He would get a dengue test on October 6, according to an earlier report. The test results are positive, according to sources cited by ANI.

Shubhman has been sick since arriving in Chennai. They are doing his exams. His participation in the opening game will be decided after testing on Friday. Under the condition of anonymity, a BCCI source with knowledge of team developments informed PTI. It typically takes 7 to 10 days for dengue patients to fully recover physically, with some cases taking longer. “Let’s not act prematurely. If it’s a typical viral fever, he may be able to play on antibiotics, but it’s entirely up to the medical staff to decide,” the source had previously told PTI.

Ishan Kishan might Open in Place of Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill Dengue Positive, Ishan Kishan might Open for CWC 2023 IND vs. AUS

With 1230 runs this year at an average of 72.35 and a strike rate of 105.03, Gill is the player with the most runs in ODIs. He scored two hundreds and a half-century in his past four one-day internationals, including two against Australia, his opponents on Sunday. This year, he has amassed 5 centuries and 5 fifties, with a high of 208.

In addition to his brilliant 82 against Pakistan from No. 5, Kishan has three half-centuries in five one-day internationals as an opener this year. Rahul last started an ODI in August 2022 against Zimbabwe after returning from injury during the Asia Cup. He has opened the batting 23 times in ODIs, accumulating 915 runs overall with an average of 43.57.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 began on October 5 in Ahmedabad with a nine-wicket hammering of the reigning champions England by New Zealand.

India vs Australia squads

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India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav.

Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

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