Despite being new to the Indian Premier League, Gujarat Titans made their performance count and became the first team to qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2022.

Gujarat Titans (GT) batter Shubman Gill believes if the new franchise qualifies for the playoffs in IPL 2022, he might get a chance to represent India at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

The right-handed batter has not represented India in the shortest format of the game despite scoring runs in the cash-rich league.

Gill was the third-choice draft pick for the Titans after not being retained by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ahead of the mega auction. The player was roped in by the Gujarat-based franchise for Rs 7 crore.

The Punjab-born player will not change his approach with the Titans despite the Men in Blue having a settled pair of openers.

“I feel as a player what’s important is to score runs for the Gujarat Titans. If I can do well in IPL 2022 and the team reaches the playoffs and the final, I might get a chance to play for India in the ICC T20 World Cup.”

Speaking of his evolution from a No.7 batter to an opener, Gill said: “I played at No.6 and 7 for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018. In the second year, the same process was followed. However, I was promoted to open the innings in the third season. If you ask me what I prefer, I would love to bat at the top of the order.”

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