BCCI confirms Shubman Gill will not come out to bat due to injury

Shubman Gill

Team India’s opener Shubman Gill sustained an injury while fielding on Day 2 during NZ’s 1st innings. The 22-year-old did not come to bat in 2nd innings. Gill suffered a blow on his right elbow.

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The BCCI provided an update on the youngster’s injury through their official twitter handle. They said that the 22-year-old is taking his time to recover as a result of which he will not be coming out to bat. The Board gave an update to the fans after the tea session on Saturday.

The BCCI said, “Shubman Gill suffered a blow to his right elbow while fielding in the first innings. He has not recovered completely and hence not taken the field as a precautionary measure.”

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The incident took place when Axar Patel was bowling to Henry Nicholls. Nicholls stepped down the pitch and went for a sweep. The ball hit straight at Shubman Gill who was standing at short leg.  

Team India were reduced to 325 after Ajaz Patel’s 10 wicket haul. Mayank Agarwal smashed his fourth ton in test cricket. Axar Patel in the end smashed a fifty.

After Ajaz Patel’s heroics, the Kiwis were bowled out for 62 when they came out to bat on Day 2. This is their lowest total in test cricket against Team India.

Mohammad Siraj who replaced Ishant Sharma took three wickets and leaked only 19 runs. While the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel picked six all together. Umesh Yadav went wicketless in his five over spell while Jayant Yadav picked one.

When India came out to bat on the end of the second day of play, opener Shubman Gill did not turn up to bat. First innings centurion Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara imposed a total of 69 runs without a loss of a single wicket at the end of the day’s play.

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