Team India opener Shubman Gill posed for a picture with his friends during his vacation in London after the 2023 World Cup. Gill missed some matches initially due to dengue but scored 354 runs at an average of 44.50, including four half-centuries in the tournament. While he supported Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli well, he couldn’t produce match-winning knocks. Gill was rested for the recently concluded five-match T20I series against Australia and will return to action next week in South Africa. During his break, he traveled to London with his friends to rejuvenate himself ahead of the crucial tour.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, on the other hand, has played himself into contention for a spot in the squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup according to former Indian opener Aakash Chopra. Gaikwad was the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded series against Australia, amassing 223 runs at an average of 55.75. Chopra believes that Gaikwad might be competing with Shubman Gill for an opening spot in the Indian T20 squad for the World Cup. The 2024 T20 World Cup will be hosted by West Indies and the USA.