Simon Doull, Irfan Pathan explain how Shubman Gill returned to U19 technique to get back in shape | Cricket News

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Former New Zealand fast pitcher Simon Doull and former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan spoke about how Shubman Gill made subtle changes to his technique to achieve Test-level success after going through a rough patch in the series at home against the ‘England. Gill passed his fourth Test Fifty in the India vs New Zealand First Test in Kanpur on Thursday. He set up an unbroken 61-race partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (15) to bring India 82-1 at lunch on day one after substitute captain Ajinkya Rahane chose to strike first. India lost Mayank Agarwal early on. He was fired for 13 years by Kyle Jamieson.

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Doull said Gill does not iron and instead stays by the ball line to avoid falling and becoming an LBW candidate for a fuller delivery.

“I think Gill has changed a number of things. He doesn’t come back anymore. He stays off the line, almost like when he was playing in that Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand,” Doull said. after lunch. show on Star Sports.

The former coach recalled Gill’s beginnings when he won at U19 level with dozens of races at the 2018 U19 World Cup.

“I was so impressed with him. For me he was a cut above Prithvi Shaw, I even mentioned him a few times. I thought he was the best I have seen at this level. He seems to have gone back in time and maybe that’s an influence for Rahul Dravid going into the setup, he’s known his game so well since that time.

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“He’s gone back to his old technique. He’s playing along the line of the ball instead of back and forth and now he’s reaping the rewards. New Zealand would have had a plan for that back and side swing in targeting his front pad, they almost got there but an inside advantage saved him, “Doull added.

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Gill, who was India’s top scorer with 372 points in this U-19 World Cup, had five fours-one six on Thursday against New Zealand. The right-hander had his share of luck when an inside edge saved him, then New Zealand did not go for a revision when he was only hitting on 6, but he showed an eagerness to score in using his feet, which impressed Irfan Pathan. .

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“Shubman Gill is trying to figure out how to counter the technical issues he has against longer deliveries by dancing on the track. I really hope he’s going to have a really good testing career because I think he can be. very vital when Touring India overseas He is very good with the back foot and has very good back and side movement, ”said Pathan.

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