Ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Indian batsman Shubman Gill reckons that playing Test cricket in Australia poses a tough challenge. Gill played the two warm-up matches in Sydney and got scores of 0, 29, 43 and 65. It remains to be seen if the Fazilka-born makes the cut for the opening Test, scheduled to start on December 17 at the Adelaide Oval.
Gill, who made his international debut in the 2019 tour of New Zealand, is yet to play a proper Day-Night first-class game, though he practised quite a bit when India played Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens last year.
I haven’t played any competitive first-class match under lights, says Shubman Gill
“It’s quite intimidating to play Australia in Australia, but I am really looking forward to it. As a batsman, there is a no bigger opportunity than to play against Australia at their home as your confidence gets a major boost if you manage to score runs here,” Gill told in KKR.in.
“We practiced quite a bit with the pink ball in the lead up to the Test match against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens last year (in November). But I haven’t played any competitive first-class match under lights,” he stated.
Gill is also ready to counter fire with fire if the Aussies resort to sledging. Over the years, the Australian cricketers are known for their aggressive demeanour on the cricket field. The youngster is planning to give the hosts a taste of their own medicine.
“Every character is different, some people like to keep quiet and not react while for others, engaging in verbal-battle eggs them on to do better. For me, I’m neither the kind to always keep quiet, nor the type to keep going at the opposition. But if they plan is to make us dance to their chin music, be rest assured we’ve got plenty of great moves in store,” Gill added.
Gill has a first-class average of 68.78 with seven centuries and 11 half-centuries to show for his efforts. He played in the final ODI in Canberra earlier this month and would be hoping to get into the Test playing eleven in one of the upcoming matches.
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