Vijay Shankar, Shubhaman Gill’s entry in place of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul in ODI team for Australia, New Zealand tour: The 19-year-old Gil has been given a place in the limited-overs Indian team for the first time. Vijay Shankar was part of Team India in the Dudahadha Trophy last year. Recently, on his tour of New Zealand, India ‘A’ was a spectacular performance.
The senior selection committee has decided to send all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubhaman Gill to suspended cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been suspended on the basis of gender bias comments on a TV show. Both players will return to India soon. He has been dropped from the three-match ODI series against Australia. Vijay Shankar will join the team before the second one-dayer against Australia in Adelaide. He will also be part of the one-day team that touches New Zealand in addition to the tour of Australia.
Shubhaman Gill has been named in the squad for the one-day and Twenty-20 series in New Zealand. The 19-year-old Gil has been given a place in the limited-overs Indian team for the first time. He had scored more than 1000 runs in 9 matches, while batting brilliantly in first class session. Shubhaman continued to perform well in the Ranji Trophy, where he scored 790 runs in 10 innings at an average of 98.75.
Gill had revealed his goal for 2019 in a conversation with The Indian Express a few days ago. He said, “2018 has been a good year for me and many things have been learned. In 2019, I want to play for India. That is my main goal. “On the other hand, Vijay Shankar was part of Team India in the tragedy of the last year. Recently, on his tour of New Zealand, India ‘A’ was a spectacular performance. 27-year-old Shankar is a mid-order batsman coming from Tamil Nadu who bowls bowling from Medium Pace. They have represented India in 5 T20 matches so far.
After the batting performance of the batsmen, Australia scored the 1000th win in international cricket by defeating India by 34 runs in the first one-dayer by storm bowling. Chasing Australia’s 289 runs target, the Indian team, Richardson (4 for 26 runs), Rohit Sharma (133) in the first innings, despite 22nd century, could score 254 runs in nine wickets.
India’s ODI squad for Australia is as follows: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuswendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar , Mohammad Siraj, Khalil Ahmed, Mohammad Shami