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Shubman Gill's spot in 2023 World Cup not guaranteed: Sanjay Bangar

Last updated on 22 Jan 2023 | 11:08 AM
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Shubman Gill's spot in 2023 World Cup not guaranteed: Sanjay Bangar

The India batter has been in stunning form of late that has cumulated in him getting an ODI double hundred against New Zealand

Shubman Gill has been in stunning form in One-Day Internationals (ODI), having scored a magnificent double hundred recently against New Zealand and also went on to become the fastest Indian to 1,000 runs in the format, getting to the milestone in just 19 innings.

Despite his top form in the format, former India all-rounder and batting coach Sanjay Bangar reckons that Gill has not confirmed his place in the 2023 World Cup as not too long ago Ishan Kishan too put in equally good performances as a opener not too long ago.

With Rishabh Pant out for a considerable amount of time as he continues to recover after his involvement in a car crash and KL Rahul missing out due to personal reasons, Kishan has been batting in the middle-order.

"I am not so sure as yet because obviously there is one batter [Ishan Kishan] who is a left-hander who has also done that feat not too long ago. Again very similar in the age group category, he is 24 and Shubman is 23," Bangar said on Star Sports.

"A great thing for Indian cricket because what it does actually is that it sort of narrows down your choices to maybe possibly now that out of those three, two will certainly open for the Indian team in the 50-over World Cup", he further added.

India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand thanks to a hard-fought 12-run victory in Hyderabad followed by a comfortable eight-wicket win in Raipur. The third and final game of the series is scheduled to be played in Indore on Tuesday (January 24). 

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