Yashasvi Jaiswal, a rookie, will open the series’ first game alongside Rohit Sharma. Starting with the two Test series against the West Indies, Shubman Gill would start to step into the enormous shoes left by Cheteshwar Pujara at number three.
First Test between IND and WI: Shubman Gill’s Batting at 3
The young Indian batsman Shubman Gill acknowledged that he had chosen to bat further down the order. Additionally, he stated that he doesn’t see much difference between an opener’s duties and those of a number three batter. With the start of the two-Test series against the West Indies, Shubman Gill would take Cheteshwar Pujara’s place at third.
The first game of the series will feature rookie Yashasvi Jaiswal starting with Rohit Sharma.
“When the team management asked me where I preferred to bat, I replied that I preferred No. 3.” Before the first Test between India and West Indies, Shubman Gill told host broadcasters, “It is a position I want to consolidate.
Shubman Gill claimed that having opened for India will be useful at number three.
Playing with a brand-new ball is always a fantastic idea. I’ve used the new ball before, and while there is a slight difference when you’re batting at No. 3, it is not a huge one, he continued.
Upon being asked if he had already begun to feel like a senior player, he responded, “Not really. There are various roles. I don’t feel at all like that.
Shubman Gill, the Gujarat Titans opener who won the IPL Orange Cap by scoring 890 runs in 17 games, has had a fantastic 2023 after an unusual month-long sabbatical.
He became the first person to score a century in Tests, ODIs, T20Is, and IPL in the same calendar year after scoring his first IPL hundred this season.
After beginning the year by going 2-for-2 in ODIs against New Zealand, Gill continued his strong play in T20Is by scoring a century against the same opposition.
“I spent time with my family during the one-month holiday and truly loved it. It was also my first time visiting Dominica and Barbados. We arrived significantly earlier and were well-trained.
Rohit, the team’s captain, revealed that Gill and coach Dravid spoke about the young batter’s change in batting order.
“Shubman Gill will take the pitch at No. 3 because he wants to play there. He talked to Rahul (Dravid) about it and told him, “I’ve played all of my cricket at 3 and 4, but I think I can benefit my team more if I bat at No. 3.”
“We now benefit since we have a left-hander, too. A left-hander was urgently required in Indian cricket. We discovered Yashasvi Jaiswal, who appears to be highly promising. Let’s hope Jaiswal upholds his team’s standards and claims the position as his own,” the captain concluded.