"Intrigue and Uncertainty: Shubman Gill's Road to the World Cup"
Shubman Gill's participation in India's World Cup 2023 opening match against Australia on October 8 is uncertain due to his battle with dengue.
Despite his illness, Gill has not been ruled out of the match, with the final decision resting on his recovery progress.
India's coach, Rahul Dravid, mentioned that Gill was feeling better and would continue to be monitored by the medical team.
Gill's absence could pose a significant challenge for the team as he has had an impressive season, scoring 1,230 runs in ODIs this year.
If Gill remains unavailable, Ishan Kishan may potentially replace him in the lineup.
Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar advised against rushing Gill back into the playing XI due to the tournament's length.
Bangar suggested preserving the 24-year-old for the rest of the tournament rather than risking his health.
He acknowledged Gill's eagerness to play but emphasized the importance of not rushing his return.
The challenging humidity in Chennai and the lengthy tournament duration make caution in Gill's case advisable.