Shubman Gill has batted beautifully in his short ODI career. The 23-year-old has scored 687 runs in 15 matches at an average of 57.25 with one century and four half-centuries.
However, he was not picked for the ODI series in Bangladesh, with captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan being the team’s preferred opening pair.
Now, former India opener Wasim Jaffer thinks Gill will not play for India as he has fallen behind in the order after Ishan Kishan’s double century in the last and final ODI against the Tigers. Ishan scored 210 off 131 balls, laced with 24 fours and 10 sixes.
“Ishan Kishan is ahead of Shubman Gill at the moment. I am feeling sad for Gill, who was the third opener in the line after Rohit and Dhawan and now he is fourth in the spot. Sometimes you will feel why Gill is not in the team as he hasn’t done anything wrong,” said Jaffer.
Gill had scored 108 runs in India’s three-match ODI series against New Zealand despite two games being called off due to rain.
“He did well in New Zealand. But we have seen players getting dropped despite performing well for the Men in Blue. Dhawan has failed but the managemnt will back him due to his track record. It leaves the third and fourth choice openerrs with no chance till someone is injured or excluded,” he added.