Shubman Gill

India
Age
September 8, 1999 (22 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Fazilka, Punjab
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
India
Bowling Style
Off break

Twenty-year-old Shubman Gill is a right-handed top-order batsman who has represented India in international cricket.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

India, India A, India B, India Blue, Kolkata Knight Riders, India Under-19, Punjab, India Under-23, India C, Indians

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
4
4
0
80
33
20
101
79.21
0
0
9
1
T20I
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
Test
8
15
2
414
91
31.85
740
55.95
0
3
54
5
IPL
54
51
10
1281
76
31.24
1033
124.01
0
9
125
35

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
4
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
8
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
54
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Biography

Recognising his son’s prodigious talent, Shubman’s father, who had unrequited dreams of playing international cricket, did his best to help his son’s cricketing education. His parents who originally stayed in a small town called Fazilka moved to Mohali to allow Shubman to continue his cricket education. Their residence in Mohali was near the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, making it convenient for Gill to pursue his cricket training without having to travel a lot.

Gill’s first cricketing opportunity of significance came when he got selected to represent the Punjab U-16 squad. That was followed by a List A game for Delhi against Vidarbha in 2017, followed in turn by Gill’s selection to the India U-19 team. He featured in the team’s win in a series against the England U-19 team early in 2017.

Gill was made vice-captain of the India U-19 team that went on to win the World Cup title in 2018, drawing the attention of national selectors who introduced the young man to the senior national side in 2019. Two years earlier, he was selected to represent Punjab in the Ranji Trophy and he soon got the opportunity to show himself with a fifty in his debut game against Bengal and a maiden ton in the next one against Services.

IPL Career

During the IPL 2018 auction, Kolkata Knight Riders invested in Shubman Gill who had previously represented them for two seasons already, scoring 499 runs in 27 games at an average of 33.26 with 4 fifties and a strike rate of 132.36. In the 2019 season, Gill scored 296 runs in 14 games at 32.88 with 3 fifties. He made the runs at a strike rate of 124.26 with 21 fours and 10 sixes. He had a top score of 76. That innings came in a match against Mumbai Indians at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on 28 April 2019. KKR batted first and scored 232/2, riding on Gill’s knock. Shubman who opened the innings shared an opening stand of 96 with Chris Lynn, followed by a partnership of 62 with Russell. Gill’s runs came from just 45 balls, giving him a strike rate of 168.88. The innings, embellished by 6 fours and 4 sixes, helped set Mumbai Indians a steep target. Despite a deep batting lineup, MI could not make more than 198/7 in their allotted 20 overs.

In 2018, Gill scored 203 runs in 13 matches at an average of 33.83 with the top score of 57, his only half-century that year. He had a brilliant strike rate of 146.04 with 22 fours and 5 sixes. He made his top score against Chennai Super Kings in a home game on 3 May 2018. Batting first, CSK piled up a score of 177/5, a daunting target given the quality of the bowling resources of the visitors. Lynn and Narine opened the batting for the home side and Gill strode to the wicket when Robin Uthappa got out with the scoreboard reading 40/2 in the fifth over. Gill did not really get going until the loss of another wicket, that of Narine, with the scorecard showing 64/3 in the seventh over. With the powerplay over and the asking rate showing signs of worsening for KKR, Gill unleashed his full range of strokes to cart the CSK bowlers to every corner of the ground. His 57 runs, consisting of 6 fours and 2 sixes, came from just 36 balls, resulting in a strike rate of 158.33. As a result of Gill’s carnage, KKR cruised to the target with 6 wickets and 14 balls to spare.

ODI Career

Shubman has played 2 ODIs and scored 16 runs at an average of 8.00 with his top score being 9. He played his first game against New Zealand in Hamilton on 31 January 2019. In that match, India batted first and were bowled out for 92. New Zealand cruised to an 8-wicket victory in 14.4 overs. Gill batted at number three. He had to take guard as early as the last ball of the sixth over when Dhawan departed, lbw to Trent Boult for 13, with the scoreboard reading 21/1. Rohit Sharma was the next to go, also a victim to Boult who took a return catch when the India scorecard read 23/2. Though Gill faced only 21 balls, most of his innings was spent at the runner’s end, watching a procession of wickets. Rayudu got out to the fourth ball he received, caught by Guptill off Grandhomme. Karthik departed next, lasting only three balls before becoming Grandhomme’s second victim, caught behind by wicket-keeper Latham. Gill followed soon after, becoming another caught and bowled victim to Boult who finished with figures of 5/21 to be named Man of the Match. The Indian scorecard read 33/5, and the innings did not recover from the early collapse.

In the second game in Wellington, India again got to bat first. This time around, they did a much better job and posted a score of 252 on the board. India stuck with the same batting order and as in Hamilton, they saw the early departure of their openers Sharma and Dhawan with Henry and Boult responsible for one apiece. Sadly for Gill, he was the third to go, caught by Santner off Henry for 7, with the scorecard reading 17/3. As it transpired, Rayudu chose the occasion to play one of his better innings, getting 90 runs off 113 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes to shepherd the side to a respectable score of 252. When New Zealand batted the Indian bowlers led by Chahal (3/41) ran riot and New Zealand were bowled out for 217, leaving India winners by a comfortable 35-run margin.

Family of Shubman Gill

Born to Sikh parents, Shubman Gill is the son of an agriculturist, Lakhwinder Singh Gill, and Keart Gill. He also has an elder sister named Shahneel Kaur Gill.

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