There are exceptions like Steve Smith who has a very different technique, he jumps across the crease, goes down to the wicket or out to the bowlers’ channel line exactly in Test cricket, but he also perishes in ODIs.
While Shubman Gill is much more traditional, he has a very direct technique. He doesn’t try a lot of different things. But he has a lot of power to shift gears and put a lot of pressure on the bowlers.
In the IPL, we saw him batting with his front arm off a relatively full length that wasn’t even short. He has an incredible ability to add length very quickly. This is usually characteristic of the best players in the world and Shubman is fast becoming one of them.
He’s still young, which is incredible because he already looks like an experienced player. We will be hearing a lot about him in the future and at this World Cup, as I think he will be a top scorer.
De Villiers said the inclusion of R. Ashwin is a warning sign for other commands.
Unbelievable move. Not good for other teams. Experienced, intelligent, plays well in crucial moments. He has incredible skill and understands his game with both bat and ball.
He’s a great addition to the team and I don’t know why he wasn’t there from the start. I’m a big fan of his, he’s always a little inconsistent, but he plays to win. He always makes a big impact on the game.
He likes to keep the ball in his hands in moments of pressure, he never shies away from the important moments.