Shubman Gill is currently sidelined. After missing India’s match against Australia on October 8, Gill missed their match against Afghanistan due to a dengue diagnosis. Gill is recovering well and he will be reaching Ahmedabad on Wednesday. However, his inclusion in the playing XI is doubtful for the marquee World Cup clash against Pakistan on Saturday, October 14.
Though Gill will reach Ahmedabad later in the day, his teammates would battle it out against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
“Gill is doing absolutely fine and is set to leave Chennai for Ahmedabad today. It is still not clear whether Gill will have a light training session at Motera on Thursday. His recovery has been fine but we can’t really be sure if he can play against Pakistan,” a BCCI source said on condition of anonymity.
Gill’s platelet count had dropped to 70,000 last week and had to be admitted to a Chennai hospital for routine medical tests and was discharged after 24 hours. It is understood that Gill, who is supremely fit, is expected to recover quicker compared to some of the others.