IPL 2019: 19-year-old Shubman Gill showed why he is rated among the best domestic talents in the country. The Haryana-born cricketer put on a masterclass at the Eden Gardens against Mumbai Indians, where he managed to bring up his 3rd IPL fifty. His fifty came off 32 balls. Gill’s innings was based on quality stroke-making and nothing out-of-the-ordinary. He was not only pleasant to the eys but also effective. Gill played the ball at its merit and that was the best part about his stay in the middle. Also Read - Rohit Sharma's Injury More Severe Than Believed Initially: Reports
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At the time of filing the copy, Gill was on 66* and gunning for a hundred.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League game here on Sunday.
Facing a must-win situation to harbour any chances of qualifying for the playoffs, KKR brought up Robin Uthappa, Harry Gurney, and Sandeep Warrier in place of Prasidh Krishna, Carlos Brathwaite and Prithvi Raj.
Mumbai, looking for a ninth straight win over KKR, drafted in Barinder Sran in place of Anukul Roy.