Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar replace, Pandya, KL Rahul
The Hush Post|01:45pm| 2-min-read
All-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill have been selected as replacements for suspended cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul .
Vijay Shankar will join the team before the start of the 2nd ODI in Adelaide. He will be a part of the squad for the ODI series in Australia and the tour to New Zealand.
Shubman Gill has been picked for the ODI and T20I series in New Zealand.This is the first time 19-year-old Gill has been included in India’s limited-overs’ squad.
Shubman’s goal for 2019
Earlier in the week, Gill had spoken to The Indian Express and revealed his goal of 2019. “2018 was a good year for me with a lot of new things to learn and what I am looking in 2019 is to play for India. That is the main goal for me,” Gill said.
He was the vice-captain for the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup. Shubman had scored 418 runs at an average of 104.50 in the 2018 ICC U-19 World Cup. He batted at number three to play a crucial role in India’s record fourth world title and was adjudged the edition’s Player of the Tournament.
His match-winning 102 not out in the semi-final against Pakistan U-19, had drawn him accolades from veterans like Sachin Tendulkar,Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and V. V. S. Laxman.
Vijay Shankar has already played for India
Vijay Shankar, on the other hand, was a part of the Indian squad in the Nidhas Trophy in 2018. He had a brilliant outing in India A’s recent-concluded tour to New Zealand.
The 27-year-old cricketer, is a middle-order batsman from Tamil Nadu who can also bowl medium pace. He has represented India in five T20Is.
IND ODI Squad vs AUS
Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami
KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya are scheduled to return home from Australia. They have been suspended pending an inquiry into their sexist comments on a TV show.
Both of them have been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against Australia.