Shubman Gill Indian cricketer

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Shubman Gill
 
 Full Name: Shubman Gill 
 Born: 8th September, 1999
 Current Age: 24 years 303 days
 Bats: Right Handed
 Bowls: Right Arm Off Break
 Teams: India, Gujarat Titans, Kolkata Knight Riders

Shubman Gill IPL Factfile

Shubman Gill was appointed the captain of Gujarat Titans (GT) for IPL 2024, his first captaincy in the Indian Premier League, after emerging as one of the country's most promising batting talents.

- Gill was the winner of the Orange Cap in IPL 2023 after scoring the second highest total in IPL history (890 runs at a strike rate of 157.80) for Gujarat Titans.

- He was a key player in Gujarat Titans' title-winning campaign in IPL 2022, when he scored 483 runs.

- Before joining GT, Gill was part of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) from 2018 to 2021. He top-scored for KKR in 2020 (440 runs) and again in 2021 in their run to the IPL final (478 runs), but was not retained by KKR after the 2021 season.

Shubman Gill Player Profile

A right-handed top-order batsman from Punjab, Shubman Gill is known for his penchant for big runs and was therefore drafted into the India U-19 squad for the 2018 World Cup as vice-captain. He made his first-class debut with a half-century for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy in late 2017 and an attacking 129 in the next match.

A constant feature of Rahul Dravid's plans for the U-19 World Cup, Gill has consistently played above his age-group level. In 2014, he scored 351 runs in the Punjab Inter-District U-16 Tournament and shared a record opening stand of 587 runs with Nirmal Singh. On his U-16 state debut for Punjab, he scored an unbeaten double century in the Vijay Merchant Trophy. Later that year, he went on to share the stage with his idol Virat Kohli while receiving the BCCI Award for Best Junior Cricketer, which he won two years in a row: 2013–14 and 2014–15.

After being selected for the national under-19 team, he was adjudged Man of the Series during the Youth ODI series at home against England, scoring 351 runs in four innings. On the reciprocal tour, his first in English conditions, he once again top-scored with 278 runs in four innings. India swept both the series. On the day of the 2018 IPL auction while he was still in New Zealand for the World Cup, Gill was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.8 crore (approx. USD 281,000).

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