Indian batter Shubman Gill is gearing up to showcase his talent in the upcoming ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, set to kick off on October 5th in India.

The right-hander boasts an impressive ODI record as an opener, amassing 1739 runs in just 33 matches, with a remarkable batting average of 64.41. These batting figures earned him a place in India’s ODI World Cup squad.

Shubman recently spoke about his emotions and the profound significance of his maiden World Cup call-up. He expressed how this opportunity means the world to him with genuine enthusiasm.

‘To represent my country for the first time in the World Cup is an amazing feeling’: Shubman

Shubman candidly shared his emotions, describing the “amazing feeling” within him as he prepares to represent Team India in the World Cup. He fondly reminisced about the cherished memories of watching the Indian cricket team in action during the previous World Cup tournaments.

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“It’s my first World Cup and it’s in India. My memories as a kid of watch my country play a World Cup, they are so refresh in my memory. To be able to represent my country for the first time in the World Cup is an amazing feeling,” the 24-year-old said, as quoted by Sports Tak.

Shubman’s remarkable consistency and outstanding performances in the ODI format have propelled him to the coveted No. 2 spot in the ICC Men’s ODI rankings for batters. The only player ahead of him is Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, who currently holds the top position.

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As Shubman prepares for India’s upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia, there’s a tantalizing possibility on the horizon. If the Punjab born cricketer manages to amass 200 runs in this series, it could be his ticket to the No. 1 spot in the ODI rankings. This potential achievement would be a testament to his batting masterclass and a significant milestone in his career.

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