In their penultimate One Day International (ODI) match before the ICC World Cup, India defeated Australia 2-1. against Sunday, Rohit’s team will take against Pat Cummins and company in match No. 5 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Even though Indian opener Shubman Gill is questionable to play against Australia in India’s World Cup opener, captain Rohit Sharma has refused to rule out the hot batsman from the highly anticipated match between the Chennai hosts and the five-time world champions.
There were numerous rumours in the days leading up to India’s opening match of the season against Australia that Gill might not play for the home team in Chennai. On the eve of India’s World Cup opener, the young player is battling an illness, and captain Rohit acknowledged that the top batter is not at full strength.
The Indian captain gave a critical Gill health update to reporters during the customary pre-game press conference on Saturday.
As it is before the commencement of every major tournament, the atmosphere is generally positive. We’ve prepared ourselves quite well for this competition, so we feel pretty good about our talent level. The game is something we are anticipating.
Everyone is healthy. Gill is ill but not fully recovered. Thus, there is no risk of damage. Gill’s health isn’t good. We keep an eye on him every day. We’ll give him every opportunity to get better and then see how he feels. So, he has not yet been ruled out, Rohit remarked at the press conference prior to the game.
The star batter Gill, who has dengue fever, would likely miss India’s game against Australia, according to news agency ANI. Particularly in the ODI format, the Indian opener has been India’s star performer during the World Cup.