Shubman Gill tests positive for Dengue, doubtful for match against Australia


It has been claimed that Shubman Gill, the first player for Team India, has dengue before of the Men in Blue’s 2023 World Cup opener against Australia.

The game is set to take place on Sunday, October 8 at Chennai’s M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. A report from Dainik Jagran states that Gill’s dengue test results are positive.

Whether the gifted batter can recover in time for India’s match against Australia is still up in the air. The hosts may choose to commence the match with either KL Rahul or Ishan Kishan as opener for skipper Rohit Sharam if he is not available for selection.

The fact that dengue cases are being recorded all around the nation is noteworthy. Earlier this month, a high-level meeting was called by India’s Union Health Minister, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, to assess the circumstances surrounding the viral infection spread by mosquitoes.

Thus far, 2023 has shown to be Shubman Gill’s ideal year. The young kid has won over many with his incredible performances in a variety of styles.

He is anticipated to play a key role in Team India’s 2023 World Cup campaign. The 24-year-old is presently ranked No. 2 among ODI batsmen by the ICC.

Gill has amassed 1,230 runs at an incredible average of 72.35 in 20 games this season, making him the format’s top run scorer as well. In 2023, he has amassed five centuries in the ODI and just as many fifties.

Ahead of the current ICC event, India’s opening batsman looked fantastic throughout their three-match home ODI series against Australia. He scored seventy-four runs in the first game and then hit for 104 in the second. During the third ODI, he was rested.