IPL 2021 Phase 2: Shubman Gill joins KKR camp for practice ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2; check pic

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Shubman Gill joins KKR camp- Kolkata Knight Riders star opening batsman Shubman Gill has joined the team for a practice session. The development comes after he underwent a mandatory 6 days quarantine at the team hotel. He will now look to start afresh after a shin injury forced him to miss the recently-concluded Test series in England. Gill had scored 132 runs for KKR during the opening leg of IPL 2021 in India. Follow IPL 2021 LIVE updates on insidesport.co 

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Shubman Gill: The right-handed batsman is a vital cog for KKR as they look for a turnaround in the remaining fixtures. They are currently at the second last of the IPL 2021 Points Table. Their first goal will be to make it to the playoffs. As a result, the 22-year-old will now look to make amendments in his stats by emulating the success in IPL that he enjoyed in the last edition of UAE. The youngster had amassed 440 runs in 14 matches the KKR.

Gill is optimistic about KKR’s chances of making it to the knockout stages of the tournament.

“I think we are very much in contention to finish in the top 4. Whichever team qualifies, you never know what will happen,” Gill told KKR last month.

“Hopefully we will win the remaining matches, make sure we qualify and then we’ll see where we go from there,” he added.

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A brilliant performance could bring him back to the Team India fold in ODIs after he missed a ticket to the T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, KL Rahul pounced on the opportunity in his absence to firm his place in the longest format.

Batting and Fielding Mat No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST
Career 48 10 1071 76 30.60 862 124.24 0 7 101 29 19 0
2021 7 0 132 43 18.85 112 117.85 0 0 14 5 2 0
2020 14 1 440 70* 33.84 373 117.96 0 3 44 9 7 0

 

Shubman Gill needs a turnaround, here’s how he fared in previous matches

vs Capitals 43 29-Apr-2021 Ahmedabad T20
vs Punjab Kings 9 26-Apr-2021 Ahmedabad T20
vs Royals 11 24-Apr-2021 Mumbai T20
vs Super Kings 0 21-Apr-2021 Mumbai T20
vs RCB 21 18-Apr-2021 Chennai T20
vs Mum Indians 33 13-Apr-2021 Chennai T20
vs Sunrisers 15 11-Apr-2021 Chennai T20

 

Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their IPL 2021 Phase 2 campaign against Virat Kohli’s RCB. The thrilling encounter will take place on September 20 in Abu Dhabi.

Here’s the full list of fixtures, venues and match timings of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
31 Monday 20-Sep-21 07:30 PM KKR vs RCB Abu Dhabi
34 Thursday 23-Sep-21 07:30 PM MI vs KKR Abu Dhabi
38 Sunday 26-Sep-21 03:30 PM CSK vs KKR Abu Dhabi
41 Tuesday 28-Sep-21 03:30 PM KKR vs DC Sharjah
45 Friday 01-Oct-21 07:30 PM KKR vs PBKS Dubai
49 Sunday 03-Oct-21 07:30 PM KKR vs SRH Dubai
54 Thursday 07-Oct-21 07:30 PM KKR vs RR Sharjah

 

KKR Squad

Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee.

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