26.2 C
Kuwait City
September 21, 2019
Gulflance
Home » India vs South Africa Test Series: Why Shubman Gill got a maiden Test call up | Cricket News
TimesofIndia International Sports

India vs South Africa Test Series: Why Shubman Gill got a maiden Test call up | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Young top-order batsman Shubman Gill on Thursday got his maiden Test call up for the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa at home. The selectors’ decision did not come as a surprise as the talented batman has been performing consistently in the domestic circuit, as well as for the India A side.

The right-hander, who celebrated his 20th birthday four days ago, was part of the India A side, which won the five-match unofficial ODI series 4-1 against the touring South Africa A team earlier this month.

READ ALSO: KL Rahul out, Shubman Gill in; Rohit Sharma set to open

The 2018 under-19 World Cup star made his international debut earlier this year, playing two ODIs against New Zealand down under. But his initial foray into the big league was not very successful. He scored just 16 runs in two innings.

Gill though has an enviable first-class record so far in his nascent career, scoring 1443 runs at an average of 72.15 with the help of four centuries and eight fifties in 14 matches. He scored 90 in the recently concluded first unofficial Test against South Africa A, which India won by seven wickets.

Gill’s first-class record:

MatchesInningsRunsHSAve.100s50s
1423144326872.1548

Gill also made the headlines during India A’s tour to the Carribean in August this year, where he scored an unbeaten 204 against West Indies A.

Given these consistent performances, a Test call up at the age of 20 for Shubman Gill should not raise any eyebrows at all.

Source link
Click here to read more news from @timesofindia

Related posts

Anand Mahindra Praises Corporate Tax Move, Then Enters Into Twitter Duel

NDTV

ABVP Dedicates Its Win In DUSU Polls To Arun Jaitley

NDTV

CBE issues LE 2.25B in T-bonds Monday

gulflance

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Please spend a minute

Gulflance Poll

Which is worst social media?
Vote Now
close-link
Sign-up for exclusive content. Be up to date with Gulflance
Subscribe
Subscribe
close-image

You're currently offline