Shubman Gill's 208 has earned him a spot in the World Cup squad?
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The Indian cricket team has started its official preparations for the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup, which will be held on home soil in the month of October.
Shubman Gill played some outstanding cricket and won the selectors over with each innings to secure his position in the WC.
There’s a tough competition for the opening spot in the team. Captain Rohit Sharma is one opener, while for the other spot, Shubhman Gill is locking horns with his fellow cricketers Prithvi Shah and Ishaan Kishan, who are doing well in domestic cricket.
Ishaan Kishan is also in great form; he knocked a brilliant 200 against Bangladesh in December 2022. He was also roped in for the match against New Zealand.
In contrast, Prithvi Shah, who recently made 379 runs in the Ranji Trophy but was not selected for the national squad, is also awaiting selection.
On the other hand, Gill is effectively utilizing the chances that have come his way. He scored his first double hundred in the ODI contest against New Zealand on Wednesday, making a strong point.
Records made by Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill scored his third century in just 19 innings. Now he trails only behind Shikhar Dhawan, who made three centuries in just 17 innings.
Gill is the fastest Indian player to score 1,000 runs in just 19 innings. Earlier, Kohli and Dhawan held this record for scoring 1,000 runs in 24 innings.
Fastest 1000 Runs
Shubman Gill’s ODI average is 68, which is much higher than the majority of the Indian team.