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Irfan Pathan highlights where Shubman Gill needs to improve

Irfan Pathan points out where Shubman Gill needs to improve

Former Indian cricketer and pacer Irfan Pathan has pointed out where does Indian young opening batsman Shubman Gill needs to improve after his performance against New Zealand.

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The Indian cricket team is currently playing the first out of the 2 Test matches against New Zealand in Kanpur.

The Indian team opted to open the inning with Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal. Though Gill had a good first inning, scoring a fifty, but got dismissed through a reverse swing.

The same thing happened once again in the 2nd inning. This time, he couldn’t perform well and got out for just 1 runs, once again in the same manner as in the 1st inning, both to Kyle Jamieson.

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Irfan Pathan points out where Shubman Gill needs to improve

Talking about Shubman Gill’s performance against New Zealand, Irfan Pathan pointed out what Shubman Gill needs to do.

Talking to Star Sports in the post day’s show, Irfan Pathan stated that the young opener needs to improve his technique.

He further added that Shubman Gill’s hand come in a roundabout fashion especially against pitched up deliveries. He pointed out that Shubman keeps his feet at the same point and when the bat comes down, it is already too late.

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He said, “His hands come in a roundabout fashion, especially against pitched-up deliveries. If he works on that, he has a lot of ability. Here both his feet remained at the same spot and till the time the bat came down, it was very late.”

Shubman Gill made a promising debut for Team India, playing against the Australian team in the 2020 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He scored 45 and 35 runs in 1st and 2nd inning respectively.

Gill had played 8 Test matches before the India vs New Zealand series and had scored 414 runs. He is touted as India’s one of top talent in all the formats of the game.

India vs New Zealand Test Series

Talking about India vs New Zealand match, India first put 345 runs on the board with Shreyas Iyer scoring a hundred in his debut while Gill scored a fifty.

In response to which, New Zealand got off to a great start as they lost their first wicket at the score of 151 runs. Then, New Zealand inning just fell apart as Axar Patel starred with the ball, picking up 5 wickets, restricting New Zealand to 296 runs.

India got the lead of 49 runs and added further 14 runs at the end of Day 3’s play, with Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara on the pitch.