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Challenge thrill for Shubman Gill

He has so far played only two ODIs and is part of the limited overs as well as the Test squads
Shubman Gill

Our Bureau   |   Calcutta   |   Published 24.11.20, 01:51 AM

Shubman Gill is looking forward to the challenge of playing against Australia but has not set any personal goals for the upcoming series.

Shubman, who has so far played only two ODIs, is part of the limited overs as well as the Test squads. The first ODI is on Friday.

“I am really looking forward to Australia because this is my first trip. As a kid growing up, I always watched the matches between India and Australia. I am really excited,” Shubman said in a video posted by his IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders on Twitter.

The 21-year-old batsman headed to Australia after an impressive outing in the IPL season — 440 runs in 14 matches — with KKR.

“The fact that a lot of my friends are travelling with the team, so it will be fun and exciting. But, obviously, when the practice session starts then it’s a whole different situation.

“I have not really set any personal goals, but I am really looking forward to the tour,” he added.

India and Australia will play a series of three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests during their long stay Down Under.

Shubman first made the Test squad when he was named as  replacement for an injured Rohit Sharma in New Zealand earlier this year.

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