Team India has suffered a big setback before starting its campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023. The health of Team India's opening batsman Shubhman Gill has deteriorated. It is difficult for him to play in the match against Australia. However, he may be fully fit before the match with Pakistan. Gill is doubtful to play in Sunday's match. In case of Gill being out, Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma can start the innings.
Gill, India's most prolific batsman in ODIs in recent times, is reportedly suffering from high fever and will be tested for dengue on Friday before a final decision is taken on the matter.
A BCCI source aware of the team developments said, "Shubman has high fever since reaching Chennai. He is being tested. He will be tested on Friday and a decision will be taken on his participation in the opening match." The source said that it has been learned that Gill is being tested for dengue and hence he will not be able to play some matches.
The physical recovery of dengue patients varies and it usually takes about 7-10 days for them to feel better and fully recovered. "Let's not be hasty. If it is a normal viral fever, he can take antibiotics, but that is entirely a decision of the medical team," the source said.
Shubman Gill has been India's most successful batsman this year. He has scored more than a thousand runs in ODI cricket, which also includes a double century. If India wants to win the World Cup, Gill's role will be very important in it. In such a situation, all the players of Team India would be praying for him to get fit as soon as possible.