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Shubman Gill's inconsistency in Test cricket addressed

Cricket: Shubman Gill has not been good in Test cricket since his maiden Test series against Australia. The inconsistent performances of Gill might land him in trouble.

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Shubman Gill had a dream start to his Test career. In 2020, India suffered a humiliation in the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020/21 by Australia when they were dismissed for just 36 runs at Adelaide, the lowest score for India in a Test match. The opening pair of India was not stable and the focus was on Gill, who was set to make his debut in Melbourne. 

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In his maiden Test, Gill impressed everyone as he scored 45 and a 35* against Australia in the Melbourne Test. Following it, Gill played two other good knocks, as well as scored 50 and 31 in Sydney and helped India win a memorable series in Australia with a 91 at the Gabba in the series decider. But things have not been good for him since then. 

In not many matches since then, he hasn't given consistent performances as a batter. In the very next series after Australia, Gill faced England at home and averaged just 19.83 in 4 matches in the series with just one fifty to his name. In the WTC final 2021, Gill managed to score only 36 runs in 2 innings at Southampton. Against England, Gill managed to score only 21 runs.

Poor performances in recent times

In the 2021 series against NZ, Gill scored 144 runs in 2 innings at an average of 36.00. But since 2022, Gill's performances have been worse. In 2022, Gill scored only 178 runs in 6 innings at an average of just 29.67. Gill scored a solitary hundred in the year, which came against Bangladesh. He had a bad 2023 as a Test batter.

In the year 2023, Gill played 6 test matches and managed to score only 258 runs at an average of 28.67 with a solitary hundred and a fifty to his name in 10 innings. The criticism of the form of the Gujarat Titans batter has been fair. He has been highly inconsistent and needs to perform with the bat in the longest format of the game to stay in the Indian team.

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