Australia vs India 2020-21: Shubman Gill "Excited" For First Australia Tour, No Personal Goals Yet
Australia vs India 2020-21: India batsman Shubman Gill has been included in the ODI and Test squads for the tour of Australia and he is excited to be on his first tour down under.
- Shubman Gill is part of India ODI, Test squads for the tour of Australia
- Gill is on his first tour of Australia with the Indian team
- The first ODI will be played on November 27 at the Sydney Cricket Ground
Ahead of the upcoming series against Australia, India batsman Shubman Gill has said that he has not set any personal goals for himself but is looking forward to the tour. Gill is a part of India's ODI and Test squads. "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," said Gill in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
"I mean the fact that a lot of my friends are travelling with the team will be exciting. I have not really set any personal goals, but I am really looking forward to the tour," he added.
Gill is coming off a good Indian Premier League (IPL) season with KKR. The right-handed batsman scored 440 runs in 14 matches in the recently concluded season in the UAE.
India and Australia are slated to play each other in three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. India and Australia will first play against each other in ODIs and T20Is and then both sides will shift their attention to the longest format of the game.
The Indian squad for all the three formats had arrived in Australia from Dubai and now every player has started undergoing net sessions to be fully prepared.
Indian skipper Kohli will be playing just the first Test against Australia. He will then head back home after being granted paternity leave by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
During the 2018-19 series, India managed to record their first Test series win on Australian soil. The Kohli-led side won the four-match series 2-1 and now they would be looking to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The first Test between India and Australia will commence from December 17 at the Adelaide Oval and this match will be a day-night contest.