Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

The Indian team’s concerns ahead of their first World Cup match against Australia have increased with news that Shubman Gill is suspected to have dengue fever. Gill’s availability for Sunday’s game is in doubt, and if he is unable to play, Ishan Kishan may take his place as the opener. The exact nature of Gill’s illness has not yet been confirmed by the BCCI, but the medical team is closely monitoring his condition. Gill, who is India’s leading run-scorer in ODIs recently, has been suffering from a high fever since arriving in Chennai. Tests for dengue will be conducted on Friday to determine his status for the opening match. If Gill is indeed diagnosed with dengue, he may miss several games as the recovery period for the illness is typically 7-10 days. However, if the player’s platelet count drops significantly, the recovery time could be extended. Even if Gill does not play against Australia, there is a strong possibility that he will also miss matches against Afghanistan and Pakistan. Ultimately, the decision on Gill’s participation will be made by the medical team based on his condition. His absence for an extended period of time would be a major setback for the Indian team, as he has been forming a successful opening partnership with captain Rohit Sharma.

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