New Delhi: Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has gone on to highlight a technical flaw that India batsman Shubman Gill needs to work on in order to succeed at the highest level and be more consistent for his team.Also Read – Mohammad Amir Lists Down Reasons For Every Bowler To Play T10 Format
Jaffer reckons that Gill has a tendency to play at deliveries from deep inside his crease that gets him into trouble more often than not and it only increases his chances of getting leg before. Also Read – IND vs NZ: Hopefully it Swings a Bit in Morning And we Can Get Them, Says Kyle Jamieson
“Gill has a tendency of playing deliveries from deep inside his crease. And it will increase the chances of getting leg before,” Jaffer said. Also Read – IND vs NZ: Didn’t Expect Kyle Jamieson Would Reverse The Ball so Early, Failed to Read it, Says Shubman Gill
“I think he needs to be ready for those fuller balls. He does go very deep into the crease and plays it from there, but it’s all about getting his head forward to the ball. Sometimes he just hangs back a bit even to the fuller balls and then throws his bat at the ball. That is something he does not need to do,” Jaffer said.
Jaffer’s comments came after the young batter was dismissed by Kyle Jamieson after a well-compiled half-century in the opening Test against New Zealand in Kanpur.
Earlier, Gill survived when hit plumb on pads by Ajaz Patel in his innings as none of the New Zealand players appealed convincingly.
Later he played on Jamieson to cut his innings short at 52, including five fours and one six.
“He needs to be ready for the fuller balls. He goes deep in his crease and likes to play the backfoot shots. But he opens the batting in IPL, opens the batting in white-ball cricket, and all the junior cricket he has played has also been at the top order, so if he wants to play in the middle order, it is something he needs to work on and get better at. Because that is the length international bowlers will bowl,” Jaffer told ESPNcrincinfo when asked about the technical changes Gill required to bat in the middle order.
(With IANS Inputs)