Ever since Shubnam Gill won the award for the Best Junior Cricketer in 2014 and 2015, he became one of the most-watched out Indian Cricketers in India. He proved to the world yet again by playing for the Indian U-19 Indian Squad by amassing 351 runs in just four innings against England U- 19 in a home series and 278 in as many innings away series too.
Playing for Haryana in the domestic circuit, Gill collected runs with orthodox Cricket and aggression combined. His exploits continued in the World Cup U- 19 squad, and IPL came calling on him soon enough as he was the top scorer in the World Cup, which India won.
The coveted ‘ Emerging Player of the Year’ award in the IPL became his, and rightfully so. Consistent performances helped him win that! KKR had found a reliable opening batsman in Gill and persisted with him from 2018- to the current date.
He was hardly dropped, and his batting average remained at a consistent 33 through the years with a reasonable strike rate of 120.
The IPL live streaming held this year and suspended due to the Pandemic saw him in poor form, although he was consistent with his scores for the Indian team. KKR themselves have not been on the top of their game. Gill, for his part, could be looking to play in another franchise. Found below are a few franchises that would undoubtedly bid for him in the mega IPL auction next year in 2022.
CSK has returned to their winning ways after being dubbed as ‘Dad’s army ‘ Z their average age is high.
Many veteran CSK players may not make it to the top as their age would be higher.
CSK has reliable opening pair in Gaikwad and FaFa. But FaFa is aging. And Gaikwad fails sometimes.
Gill can earn his place with CSK as an opener with the other two playing around him. Such a lethal combination and one-drop batsman would lend that winning edge to CSK.
The Royals bathed in the limelight in 2008. Since then, they have been mere players or teams going through their rig- morel and far from winning the cup.
RR has issues with their batting than bowling. If Gill plays as an opener alongside Jos Butler, the starts would be far better. RR loses many wickets at times inside the Power Play. Gill would be the steadying factor as he is bound to play aggressively but keep his wicket safe.
One of the strongest teams on paper, SRH has a strong batting line-up, which has been evident over the past two years. The problem is that they are highly dependent upon the opening pair, and one upset causes a landslide.
Dave Warner does a lot of running as he has lost his panache for heavy hits. Gill can replace Mayank Agarwal, who can be made to come down the order.
Such a move would make that brittle batting team more robust, and Gill knows how to send the ball soaring into the skies.
Headed by KL Rahul, who has proved that continuous chances to play at the center despite failures would turn out successful, PBKS depend on him and Mayank to bat till the end. There are no doubts on both openers, but Mayank can always play down the batting order goes provide firepower at the death overs.
Gill can open with KL Rahul and match him stroke by stroke. Chris Gayle was an experiment that failed before, and Gill is a calculated risk that would pay- off.
The other teams such as MI, DC, and RCB have strong openers and are unlikely to add Gill’s talent to It.!
KKR has found Gill to be consistent in the past. To release such talent as Shubnam Gill could go wrong in two ways. They need to find a reliable opener, if not stronger than Gill; the other disadvantage is that KKR pace battery would be bowling to him, and he would be familiar with that bowling.
All said and done, Gill should consolidate and become indispensable to the team he represents with more temperament, which has become his Achilles heel! Please visit Today IPL Match Prediction for more info.