New Delhi.The concerns of the Indian team have increased before the opening match of the World Cup against Australia. In form Shubman Gill is not well. It is feared that he is suffering from dengue. Due to this, his playing in Sunday’s match against Australia has become doubtful. In case of Gill being out, Ishan Kishan can open the innings. BCCI has not yet given much information about the disease. Till now it is not even known what is the problem with Gill, but head coach Rahul Dravid still does not want to give up, because there are still 36 hours left for the match to start. Now a report has proved Dravid’s claim wrong.
Dravid had said on Friday, “Today he is feeling better. The medical team is monitoring him and his condition is improving.”
Dravid, who is known for not being in a hurry. He did not reveal anything and said “He is not technically out of the first match. The medical team is monitoring him and (we) will take a decision after tomorrow.” However, the situation could not be better now. “Gill is not well and is not in a position to play at least the first two matches (of the World Cup),” said a BCCI source with knowledge of the developments.
Earlier, BCCI had said that they are waiting for an update on Gill. BCCI’s medical update said, “His health is bad, the medical team is monitoring him closely. We are hoping that he will get better soon. We will have to wait for further updates from the medical team.”
Gill, India’s most prolific batsman in ODIs in recent times, is reportedly suffering from high fever and was to be tested for dengue before taking a final decision on his availability, but there is no official communication from the BCCI in this regard. Has been given. A BCCI source said, “Shubman has high fever since reaching Chennai. “His tests are being conducted and a decision will be taken on his participation in the opening game.”
If dengue is confirmed in the test, Gill will not be able to play some matches of the World Cup. It usually takes 7-10 days for a player to recover from dengue and become match-fit again. However, if there is a significant drop in platelet count, the patient may take longer to recover. It is difficult for Gill to play in the match against Australia, but there is a high possibility that he will not play against Afghanistan (October 11) and Pakistan (October 14) if the recovery takes more time.
The source said, “Don’t be in a hurry. If it is a normal viral fever, he can take antibiotics, but that is entirely the decision of the medical team.” Gill, who has scored 1,200 runs this year and has recently formed a successful opening pair with captain Rohit Sharma. If he remains absent for a long time then it can be a big blow for the Indian team.
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