Due to dengue fever, Gill from India is unlikely to play in an Australia match.

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Shubman Gill of India has dengue fever, but coach Rahul Dravid said the in-form opener hasn’t been excluded from their World Cup opener against Australia on Sunday.

This year’s one-day internationals feature Gill as the top run-scorer, and the 24-year-old has formed a strong opening partnership with captain Rohit Sharma.

He is undoubtedly feeling better today than he did yesterday, which is encouraging, but the medical staff is still keeping an eye on him every day, Dravid told reporters.

” We’ll see how that goes; we still have 36 hours to go.”

” We’ll watch to see what choice they make. He does, however, feel slightly better today than he did yesterday.

This year, Gill averaged 72.35 runs for 1230 runs, and in his final four innings, he has scored 250 runs.

Even though KL Rahul is still an option for the tournament hosts if he misses Sunday’s game against the five-time champions Australia, wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishi is likely to form a left-right opening combination with Rohit.

Amlan Chakraborty and Shrivathsa Sridhar provided the reporting, and Toby Davis and Peter Rutherford edited the text.

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