India Mulls Inclusion of Yashasvi Jaiswal or Ruturaj Gaikwad as Backup for Shubman Gill in World Cup 2023 Squad

In light of Shubman Gill’s ongoing recovery from Dengue fever, Team India is contemplating the addition of either Yashasvi Jaiswal or Ruturaj Gaikwad as a backup player to their World Cup 2023 squad. Gill’s recent hospitalization in Chennai resulted in his absence from India’s World Cup opener against Australia, and he did not accompany the team to their second match against Afghanistan in Delhi.

With uncertainty surrounding Gill’s return to full fitness, India is deliberating on the inclusion of either Jaiswal or Gaikwad in their World Cup squad. According to reports from the Indian Express, the final decision may be made by the Indian management soon.

Both Gaikwad and Jaiswal showcased their cricketing prowess in the Asian Games, where India clinched the Gold medal by defeating Afghanistan in a thrilling final. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s impressive century, scored at a blistering strike rate of 188.67, and Ruturaj Gaikwad’s exemplary leadership skills were key highlights of their performances in the tournament.

As for Shubman Gill, reports indicate that the stylish batter is currently at 70-80% fitness and was discharged from the hospital on Monday evening. However, Gill is expected to miss the next two crucial games, including the highly anticipated Indo-Pak clash. He is aiming to make his comeback during India’s fourth group-stage match against Bangladesh in Pune.

The decision to include either Yashasvi Jaiswal or Ruturaj Gaikwad in the World Cup 2023 squad will be pivotal, as it ensures India’s readiness for any eventuality regarding Shubman Gill’s health and availability. Cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the final decision from the Indian management as the World Cup tournament unfolds.

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