With just days to go before his side’s limited matches against Australia, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri recently struck up a ‘good conversation’ with young batsman Shubhman Gill.
Shastri took his official Twitter handle and posted a photo in which he and Gill could be seen sitting in chairs and having an intense chat.
In addition to the photo, Shastri wrote: “Nothing beats a good conversation about the big game #LoveCricket #AUSvIND – with Shubman Gill.”
– Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) November 22, 2020
Gill, who has only played two matches for India in the 50-over format so far, has been included in the ODI as well as the test squad against Australia.
The 21-year-old will be looking forward to an impressive performance on his side’s upcoming tour of Australia to solidify his place in the national team.
Shastri shared photos alongside Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, versatile Hardik Pandya and bowler Shardul Thakur on Wednesday from Team India’s recent training session ahead of the Australian series.
“Great to get back to work – with @ hardikpandya7 @ SDhawan25, @imShard, #TeamIndia #AUSvIND,” the Indian head coach wrote with the photos.
– Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) November 18, 2020
India and Australia are set to play a series of three T20I matches and as many ODIs, starting November 27 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The two teams will then head to the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with four tests, starting December 17 at the Adelaide Oval.
India are the reigning champions after becoming the first Asian team to defeat Australia in a 2018-19 Down Under test series under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
Meanwhile, the Men in Blue won a 2-1 victory over Australia in the previous three-game ODI series between the two teams in January this year.
Australia, on the other hand, will be eager to perform better than last time and eager to win the series against the team led by Kohli in their own lair.
The home side are building up with confidence after the return of former skipper Steve Smith and former vice-captain David Warner who both missed the final heat due to their one-year suspension for their involvement in the bullet handling scandal in South Africa. in March 2018.