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Shubman Gill hopes to rank third in tests for India “for a long time” and says that this year would be “a breakthrough year for me.”

<p>Shubman Gill, a batsman for Team India, said that securing the No. 3 slot in the country’s Test squad was his goal for the year.</p>
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<p>Ben Stokes’ English team won the toss and chose to bat first as the five-match Test series between India and England began on Thursday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.</p>
<p>Veteran Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, 36, is replaced at No. 3 by Gill after he was left off the squad once again.</p>
<p>Gill discussed the perspectives that alter between starting the innings and coming to bat in the critical 1-down position after winning the toss.</p>
<p>The 24-year-old said, “Usually, when you are opening, you are more used to going straightaway.”</p>
<p>He said, “I had to do that quite a few times. It’s all about how calm you can be and how much assessment you can do while you are out there.”</p>
<p>Gill also mentioned how young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal and captain Rohit Sharma performed during the West Indies trip, saying he would be pleased if the openers could repeat their Caribbean exploits against England at home.</p>
<p>“I sat there for approximately 50-60 overs during the first Test match, when both Rohit bhai and Yashasvi scored hundreds of runs. I’d be willing to wait out 50–60 overs today, Gill added.</p>
<p>The Fazilka batter said, “I like to bat at three and I hope to be there for a long time.”</p>
<p>Gill went on to say that the Indian team has a great deal of experience playing on wickets similar to the one in Hyderabad and that they would need to be able to score runs on loose deliveries in the Test.</p>
<p>“We are used to playing on these conditions and wickets. It’s about having faith in your defense and then being ready to seize the chance to score runs, Gill said.</p>
<p>The right-handed top-order batsman, who had an incredible year in short overs cricket the previous year, said that he hopes to make history in the game’s longest format in 2024.</p>
<p>“I had a breakthrough year in white-ball last year. I think I’m going to have a breakthrough year in red ball this year,” he said.</p>

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