19-year-old Shubman Gill admitted that he was upset that he had not found a place in the Indian national team to tour the West Indies, but vowed to use the setback as a motivation to work harder and to get more runs.
Gill, who played two-day internationals in New Zealand earlier this year, said he expects a spot in at least one of the three teams named after the tour. His expectations may be due to the fact that he has done well for India A in his current series in the Caribbean and has scored 218 runs from four innings at 54.50 to top the charts in a 4-1 victory for his team in one day -Charts to achieve fixtures.
“I expected to be selected for at least one of the squads,” Gill told CricketNext. “It was disappointing not to be selected, but I will not spend any time thinking about it, I will continue to earn points and make the most of my ability to impress the selectors.”
Gill only regretted that he had failed to turn one of his three fifties into big points. “It was a fantastic series for me and for the team as we won 4-1 and personally, I would have liked to go on and score a few hundred in the 1950s, but I will.” learn from this experience. “
The great Gill has been knocking on the seniors’ doors since he appeared at the 2018 ICC U19 World Championship in New Zealand, where he scored 372 runs at 124 to help his team claim the title.
The elegant right-hander had a chance at India’s New Zealand tour earlier this year, but failed to impress and scored nine and seven in his two ODI appearances.
Gill will now focus on the three four-day games against Windies, the first of which starts on Wednesday in Antigua. “The first test is in Antigua, where I’ve done a few one-day games so I know the place well,” he said.
“There is no easy distance to beat, and you have to register for the first few hours before you can play your punches, the next ‘tests’ will be in Trinidad, where I have not played before, it will be a difficult challenge. “