Why Shubman Gill is not included in India’s T20 World Cup 2024 Squad?

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Why Shubman Gill is not included in India's T20 squad vs South Africa?
Why Shubman Gill is not included in India's T20 squad vs South Africa?

BCCI announced its squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. A total of 15 players have been selected in the team. Few surprising names were included in the squad while some big names were excluded from the squad.  Youngster Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill also failed to get their names in the squad. Fans are upset with the omission of Shubman Gill in Indian squad and might want to know why Shubman Gill is not included in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024?

India’s T20 World Cup 2024 Squad

India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024
India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan

Why Shubman Gill is not included in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024?

Shubman Gill is not present in 15 member squad for T20 World Cup because he has not been a regular part of India’s T20 squad. There have already been plenty of options for the opening spot. The selectors decided to go with youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal to open the innings with Rohit Sharma for team India.Most valuable player - Shubman Gill

The young batsman is a future star of Indian cricket but he has not been so impressive in the shortest format of cricket. Gill is a long term investment for BCCI and the future of Indian team. But with the T20 World Cup just round the corner, the selectors cannot make any changes with the existing batting order.

There is no doubt that Gill has immense talent and plays with technique. But it is also true that Gill is not a natural hitter of the ball and finds it difficult to smash boundaries at will. The youngster mainly relies on finding gaps rather than power hitting.

Shubman Gill debut for India

Test Debut

shubman gill test debut
shubman gill test debut

Shubman Gill was handed his Test debut against Australia in 2020 in Melbourne. He played an integral role in their Test series victory. The 21-year-old showcased a fearless batting against the Aussies and scored 45 runs off 65 deliveries on the second day of the Boxing Day Test, before getting dismissed by Pat Cummins.

ODI Debut

shubman gill odi debut
shubman gill odi debut

Shubman Gill made his One Day International (ODI) debut for the Indian Cricket Team against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on January 31, 2019. In his debut match, he scored just 9 runs and in his second match, he scored only 7 runs off 11 balls.

IPL Debut

shubman gill ipl debut
shubman gill ipl debut

In IPL 2018 players auction, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bagged him for Rs 1.8 crore. Shubman Gill made his Indian Premier League debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens on April 14, 2018.

Shubman Gill has not debuted for the Indian Cricket Team in T20 format. He might have to wait for a little because there has been a huge competition for the opening spot in the Indian team.

T20 Debut

Shubman Gill in T20 squad
Shubman Gill in T20 squad

Gill has not yet made his T20 debut for India. With his talent and hard work he will soon make the debut for India and fans would be excited to see Shubman Gill in T20 squad of India very soon.