Shubman-Gill

Young India batsman Shubman Gill disappointed not to get picked for West Indies tour

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.”

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“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.

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