India's Gill to Miss Second World Cup Match With Dengue Fever

Desk Report

Published: 09 Oct 2023, 06:19 pm

India batsman Shubman Gill || Photo: Collected

India batsman Shubman Gill || Photo: Collected

´╗┐India batsman Shubman Gill has not recovered from dengue fever and will miss his team's second World Cup match against Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

Gill sat out the hosts' six-wicket victory against Australia in Chennai on Sunday and will stay back in the southern Indian city "under the supervision of the medical team".

"Team India batter Shubman Gill will not be traveling with the team to Delhi on 9th October 2023," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.

Rohit Sharma's India, one of the favorites to win the World Cup, will face Afghanistan at New Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium on Wednesday.

The team will then leave for Ahmedabad for the hotly-anticipated fixture against arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday.

Gill's replacement Ishan Kishan fell for a duck off Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc in the game on Sunday._AFP

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