India is grappling with the absence of young opening star Shubman Gill, who has been sidelined due to illness. Gill contracted dengue fever before India’s first match in the ODI World Cup 2023 against Australia, causing him to miss the game. He was also ruled out of the second match against Afghanistan, which took place at Arun Jaitley Stadium on Wednesday. Gill was hospitalized as a precaution but has since been discharged and is recovering in the hotel. Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour provided an update on Gill’s health, stating that he is recovering well and being monitored by the medical team.
In Gill’s absence, Ishan Kishan has been chosen to open the innings alongside captain Rohit Sharma. As India prepared to face Afghanistan, Rathour mentioned that the team’s batting unit is experienced and settled. He emphasized that the players have the freedom to play in their own unique styles, and the team trusts them to achieve the desired results.