T20 World Cup 2024: Yashasvi Jaiswal out, Shubman Gill bats in India’s first practice session

Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal

The Indian cricketers began their full-fledged practice session after arriving in New York, United States of America (USA), for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, which begins on Saturday, June 1. However, former Indian captain Virat Kohli is yet to join the Indian team for the upcoming ICC tournament.

The Indian cricket team, led by Rohit Sharma, will begin their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign against Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Wednesday, June 5. The Men in Blue will take on arch-rivals Pakistan, led by Babar Azam. , in their second match at the same venue on June 9.

Yashasvi runs out during India’s first batting session in New York

The Indian cricket team held an extensive three-hour net practice in New York on Wednesday afternoon. The Rohit Sharma-led team had a short running and conditioning session on Tuesday night. Virat Kohli was the only player absent from Wednesday’s practice and he is expected to join the team later.

India’s net session took place at Cantiague Park, which is more than five miles from Nassau County Stadium. Designated by the ICC as an official training facility, this park features six walk-in practice fields. India will play three World Cup matches and a warm-up match against Bangladesh at the Nassau County Stadium.

The Indian team used three pitches during their practice session. Two were used for batters and one for pitchers. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started batting practice. Other players followed his batting order.

Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja participated in batting practice. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Rinku Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal took a break as they recently joined the team after a long flight. They are expected to join the next net session on Friday.

I would have Shubman Gill over Yashasvi Jaiswal – Eoin Morgan

During a Sky Sports podcast with Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton, Eoin Morgan said Shubman Gill should have been picked instead of Yashasvi Jaiswal in the World Cup squad. Morgan described Gill as a future leader and added that his presence can serve as inspiration.

“The only decision I would have made differently and if I was selecting the team, I would choose Shubman Gill over Yashasvi Jaiswal. I have played alongside him, I know how he thinks. I know how it works,” Morgan said.

“I feel that he is a future leader within that team and I think that in the big moments, in the World Cups, the more leaders, the better. Even if he is sitting on the sidelines, you still need inspiration from here and there, a sense of positivity.” he added.

Shubman Gill was not included in the 15-member squad for the World Cup. However, Gill has been named among the reserve players for the ICC event. In IPL 2024, the young opener scored 426 runs in 12 matches at an average of 38.73 and a strike rate of 147.40, with two fifties and a century.

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