IPL 2021: Shubman Gill recovers from injury; will play the second phase of IPL
Shubman Gill was ruled out of the ongoing Test series between England and India last month. After the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June, Gill developed a shin injury on his left leg and was ruled out of the Test series against England. Gill was flown back to India on a chartered flight in July.
Given the busy schedule of cricket in 2021, there was a bit of concern if he will be fit for the second phase of the Indian Premier League 2021. As per reports, Gill has recovered and is set to take part in the IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). A close source of the entire development has revealed that the Punjab batter has recovered and now is in the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
“Gill is in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and has recovered from his shin pain. He will be departing for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) soon for the IPL. He has been at the NCA for a week now,” a source said according to New Indian Express. The shin pain had caused a serious issue for Gill in England. But, the recovery has been done properly given the fact that he has been training in the gym for some time, going by his Instagram stories.
The remaining matches of IPL 2021 were moved to the UAE after multiple players returned positive COVID-19 results during the first leg of the tournament in India early in May. The second phase will start with a blockbuster clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. A total of 31 matches will be held during the window and the final of the competition will be played on October 15. Kolkata Knight Riders will resume IPL 2021 with a match against Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore.