ICC World Cup 2023: Shubman Gill has dengue but is still expected to play in India’s World Cup opener against Australia.

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According to reports, Shubman Gill is still questionable for India’s opening World Cup match against Australia. According to news agency ANI, Gill, one of India’s most effective ODI batters in recent years, has a high fever and has tested positive for dengue. Ishan Kishan may be in line to open if Shubman Gill is forced to miss Australia’s game in Chennai due to health concerns. After more medical testing, the Indian team management will decide on Gill’s availability today, according to the report. Team India could think about starting KL Rahul next to Rohit Sharma as the captain.

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Shubhman has been sick since arriving in Chennai. They are performing his tests. His participation in the opening game will be ruled, according to sources cited by the Press Trust of India.This year, Shubman Gill has been in fantastic shape. Gujarat Titans player Gill got the Orange Cap in IPL 2023 after amassing 890 runs across 17 games. He has become the fifth Indian player to reach a double century in an ODI when he scored a double ton against New Zealand in Hyderabad in January of this year.
Patients with dengue can take anywhere between 7 and 10 days to fully recover physically and be ready to return to normal activities.

Ishan Kishan would likely begin the innings with skipper Rohit Sharma if Shubman Gill is unable to recover in time. The alternative is KL Rahul.

The player with the most runs in ODIs this year is Gill, who missed India’s training sessions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday. Gill has 1230 runs this year at an average of 72.35 and a strike rate of 105.03. He has scored two hundreds and a half-century in his past four one-day internationals, two of those innings coming against Australia, his opponents on Sunday.
Apart with his outstanding 82 against Pakistan from No. 5, As an opener this year, Kishan has three half-centuries in five one-day internationals. After recovering from an injury during the Asia Cup, Rahul last started an ODI in August 2022 against Zimbabwe. He has opened the batting 23 times in ODIs, building up 915 runs overall with an average of 43.57.

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On Wednesday, the Indian cricket team arrived in Chennai. Due to the heavy rain, India’s two practice matches against England and the Netherlands were postponed.
The Pakistan game is set for October 14th.
Gill was the leading scorer in the most recent Asia Cup, scoring over 300 runs in six games.

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After its victory in the Asia Cup and 2-1 victory over Australia in the three-match ODI series, India will enter the World Cup full of confidence.
On Sunday, October 8th, India plays host to Australia, and on Wednesday, October 11th, Afghanistan will be their opponent. The match between India and Pakistan is scheduled for October 14th.
India World Cup players: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.

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