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Will Shubman Gill play the match today? BCCI issues update ahead of India vs Afghanistan clash

Shubman Gill will miss India’s second Cricket World Cup match on Wednesday after falling to recover from a case of dengue fever which also kept him out of his country’s tournament opener against the ‘Australia.

India take on Afghanistan today hoping to make it two wins from two matches, but Gill did not make the trip to Delhi with the rest of the team.

The BCCI confirmed that Gill would “remain in Chennai and be under the supervision of the medical team”.

Indian head coach Rahul Dravid was hopeful and optimistic about the 24-year-old’s ability to play against the Australians, but he could not recover in time and now misses a second match of World Cup.

Dengue fever, also known as fracture fever, is a viral infection that spreads from mosquitoes to humans and is more common in tropical and subtropical climates.

The most common symptoms are high fever, headache, body aches, nausea, and rash. It usually takes 1-2 weeks for full recovery.

The BCCI released this statement saying, “Team India batter Shubman Gill will not travel with the team to Delhi on October 9, 2023.

“The opening batter who missed the team’s first match in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia in Chennai is likely to miss the team’s next match against Afghanistan in Delhi on 11 october.

“He will stay in Chennai and will be under the supervision of the medical team.”

Gill is the highest run-scorer in ODIs this year with 1230 runs at an average of 72.35 and a strike rate of 105.03. In his last four ODI innings, he has scored two and a half centuries and his defeat is significant for an Indian team looking to lift the trophy at home.

In the match against Australia, Ishan Kishan opened the innings with captain Rohit Sharma. Both openers were dismissed for ducks, but a recovery partnership between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul led the hosts to victory with six wickets in hand and 52 balls to spare.

“Gill is not 100 per cent, but he is ill so there is no injury problem,” Rohit said ahead of the match against Australia last Sunday.

“Gill is not feeling well. We monitor it daily. We will give him every chance to recover and see how he feels.


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