The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Sunday, announced the squad for the upcoming tour of West Indies with some major changes. While star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been rested, players with the likes of Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Khaleel Ahmed are back for the limited-over series.
Meanwhile, young India batsman Shubman Gill was left highly disappointed after he didn’t find his name in the squad.
Despite having a decent outing against the West Indies ‘A’, Gill was overlooked for the senior side. In 4 one-dayers, he scored 218 runs for India ‘A’, including three half-centuries.
“I was waiting for the Indian senior team to be announced on Sunday and I expected to be selected for at least one of the squads,” Gill told CricketNext. “It was disappointing not to get picked but I am not going to spend time thinking over it. I’ll keep scoring runs and performing to the best of my ability to impress the selectors.”
“It was a fantastic series for me and team as well since we won with a 4-1 margin. Personally, I would have liked to carry on and score at least a couple of hundreds in those fifties. But I will learn from this experience,” he added.
Gill has so far amassed 1545 runs in 38 matches at a promising average of 45.44 for India ‘A’. Also, in Ranji Trophy 2018-19, he scored over 700 runs in five matches. Though he failed to find a place in the senior team this time, he feels it was a great learning experience for him.
“The West Indies team that we faced here in the series was very good. The pitches – especially in the first few one-dayers – were very tough to bat on. It was tough challenging cricket and it’s good that we managed to come out on top,” Gill said.