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Strike rate is overrated: Shubman Gill

April 5, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Indian opening batsman Shubman Gill commented on the talks about strike-rate in the shortest format of the game. The youngster felt that adjusting to various situations without having a fixed batting fashion is the biggest strength for any batsman in the world. Shubman Gill was one of the best performers for India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21.

The 21-year-old made a solid Test debut in Melbourne and then slammed half-centuries in Sydney and Brisbane. With his 91 at Gabba, the young batsman helped India chase down a challenging target. Gill was equally brilliant against England in the home conditions. However, he is yet to cement his place in the limited-overs squad. He has so far featured in only three ODI for India in white-ball format.

Ready to bat wherever Eoin Morgan wants me to: Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill will now be seen in action for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the upcoming IPL 2021 edition. KKR will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on April 11. While Shubman Gill has done brilliantly well in the Test format, he is still not in consideration for the white-ball formats for India. This is because of his poor strike rate when compared to modern standards.

In three ODIs, Gill has amassed 49 runs at a strike rate of 69.01. Talking about his List-A career, the batsman has made 2313 runs in 58 matches with a strike rate of 88.21. While he likes the role of opening the innings, Shubman Gill reckoned that he was ready to bat wherever KKR skipper Eoin Morgan wants him to bat, and he was up for anything. The 21-year-old has so far featured in 41 matches in the Indian Premier League. He has accumulated 939 at an average of 33.54. However, his strike rate of 125.2 has been under a lot of scanners.

The Kolkata-based franchise, who bowed out of the group stages in IPL 2020, will be keen to add one more trophy to their tally of two titles they won in 2012 and 2014. The 14th season of the Indian Premier League kicks off on April 9. It will be played across six cities in India- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is going to host the playoffs and the final of the IPL 2021 on May 30.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth