Shubman Gill last played for India in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.© AFP
Indian batsman Shubman Gill has returned home after being banned from the five-game Test series against England. Gill posted an Instagram story about him returning to India and his family welcomed him with a cake. He suffered a shin injury and was out for eight weeks in what was a huge blow to Team India going into the Test series against England. Sources told ANI that the injury occurred after the World Test Championship final.
“He has a shin injury that he sustained after the WTC final against New Zealand and will need about eight weeks to recover,” a source explained.
This now means Indian team management will have to see if Mayank Agarwal or KL Rahul is the second opener with Rohit Sharma.
Gill did not have a great performance in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand as he scored 28 and 8 runs. He had a good start in the first innings, but was unable to convert it into a big score and gave a disappointing performance in the second innings.
New Zealand won the match by eight wickets to take home the Test mace.
After the stunning debut in the Australia series, Gill has faced a meager patch with the bat and big scores even eluded him in the four-match Test series against England earlier this year.
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