World Test Championship will be played on 18th June 2021 in Southampton, England. The bowling conditions in England has always favoured the seamers but there are times that pitch behaved differently. Assessing Ever-Changing Conditions In England: Shubhman Gill
Shubhman Gill Said That Playing Out Sessions and Assessing Changing Conditions Key To Him
Indian opener Shubman Gill said assessing ever-changing conditions in England and playing out sessions will be key for him during the forthcoming Test matches. India will be playing a total of 6 Test matches which includes WTC finals and 5 Test-match series against England later.
“As an opener, not just in England but everywhere, you need to know how to play out sessions. Playing sessions is very important. It has been seen in England that whenever it is cloudy, the ball swings a lot. When there is sun, the pitch becomes good for batting. It is necessary to assess conditions as an opener,” said Gill while speaking to India TV.
India were in the search of openers and Shubman Gill, who made his Test debut in Australia five months back. He has played seven Test matches to date surprised everyone after scoring 378 runs, been one of the most important players which helped India win the series against Australia 2-1.
“Our performance in Australia was very good. Over the last few years, we have been doing very well on away tours, so our confidence is very high. I think we can’t be better prepared for the World Test Championship (WTC) final than this,” added Gill.
“It helps a lot when you play good bowlers in nets and play them for a long period of time. Your confidence is very high. Like in our KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) team, we had good bowlers like Ferguson and Cummins,” he said further.
“Definitely, you get high on confidence. When you go out and play a match, you know what they’ll bowl. Those things matter.”
“Quarantine period is very tough because for 14 days you are only in one room, with not much to do. But we still do workouts in our rooms and keep ourselves busy in some way or the other. We watch movies on iPad. Otherwise, we play games, do workouts and try and keep ourselves as busy as possible. Quarantine is very hard,” he added.
Chandigarh born batsmen will be one of the most important aspects to win the WTC final as he can help India give a great start which releases pressure from Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli.