In the ongoing 5-match series against New Zealand, Team India registered a smooth win in the third ODI . With it , they now lead the series with 3 – 0 . Seeing the series in pocket , it is now the right moment to test their own bench strength in the other 2 ODIs.
As the fourth test is on the doorstep, in Hamilton , it is reported that that Under-19 sensation Shubman Gill could pretty well make his ODI debut in the 4th ODI. Gill has been a top performer in Youth cricket and was one of the key players of India U19’s victorious ICC U19 World Cup campaign last year.
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Shubman Gill to Replace KL Rahul
Shubman Gill had an excellent domestic season . He was drafted in the Indian squad for the New Zealand ODIs as a replacement for KL Rahul, who was replaced due to his involvement with Hardik Pandya in the Talk-Show fiasco .It is worth noting that the Indian team has a vacant spot ahead of the fourth ODI, with regular skipper Virat Kohli being rested for the final two matches of the series.
When he was picked up in the Indian squad, a nervous Gill had remarked that his heart had started pounding after he got the news. “It was late in the night. My heart started beating faster. The messages started pouring in and I rushed to tell my father. It was a special moment, Gill had quoted.