In the upcoming series against New Zealand. Shubman Gill is on the verge of surpassing the remarkable ODI record set by Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.
Indian opener Shubman Gill led the Rohit Sharma-led team to a memorable 3-0 series victory over Sri Lanka. Repaying the selectors’ faith and securing his spot in the ODI lineup.
Ishan Kishan, who had made his debut in the Sri Lanka series. With a record-breaking double-century against Bangladesh, was favored over Gill.
Gill performed flawlessly in the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka. Forming crucial opening partnerships with captain Rohit and scoring a sublime century.
The stylish right-hander missed a chance to reach triple digits. When he was run out for 70 in the first ODI in Guwahati.
However, in the third match in Thiruvananthapuram. He more than made up for it with a 116 off just 97 balls.
Gill will be looking to continue his impressive run in the three-match series. Against the Kiwis now that the Indian team management has almost confirmed that he is the frontrunner to take the opening spot.
Despite Ishan Kishan being in the XI for the series opener against New Zealand. Captain Rohit said Gill will open with him. Interestingly, the best batter can make history in the first one-day international between India and New Zealand on Wednesday at Hyderabad.
In the 50-over format, the in-form opener is close to surpassing Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan’s records. Dhawan, a veteran opener, and Kohli, an ex-India captain, are the two batters for the two-time world champions who have reached 1000 runs in one-day internationals the quickest.
In 24 innings, Kohli and Dhawan accomplished the remarkable feat. In ODI cricket, opener Gill has scored 894 runs in 18 innings. As a result, Gill is able to complete the New Zealand series’ special feat.
The 23-year-old has represented Team India in 18 ODIs, 3 T20Is, and 13 Tests. In the 50-over format, Gill has scored two centuries and five half-centuries for the Asian giants.
On Wednesday, hosts India and New Zealand will meet in the first one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The hosts have a chance to become the best team in one-day international cricket if Rohit and co. defeat the Kiwis 3-0.
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