India stars kicked out of Australia over sexism scandal

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"He was up as soon as I told him", Gill told ESPNCricinfo.

Shubman Gill, the 2018 U-19 World Cup hero, earned his maiden India call while all-rounder Vijay Shankar was recalled to replace the suspended duo of K.L. Rahul and Hardik Pandya.

The 19-year-old still lives at home, so all he had to do was knock on the door in the next room.

Vijay Shankar is not thinking about World Cup but is focused on representing India in the ongoing one day global series in Australia, which started on Saturday with the hosts winning the match by 34 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). He is very exciting. "If I do well for my country, then there is a chance that I might even make the 2019 World Cup squad".

Meanwhile, chief of selectors, MSK Prasad admitted that they picked Gill after discussing with India A coach Rahul Dravid.

"We shifted to Mohali in April 2007 to support Shubman's cricketing career". "He doesn't really understand finances".

"While batting at No. 5, in all these matches when I was going into bat, we required 150 to 160 runs and it was very important that I paced the innings well and played the role of a finisher", Shankar explained. Further evidence of his dominance is a strike-rate of 77.28. They finished 324 for 8 in 57 overs.

India ODI squad to tour New Zealand: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami. "Whatever I learn, I try and put it into practice in the nets", the youngster added. They all told me that I don't have to hit every ball, but I should know certain areas that are my strength and keep those.

His highest score of 57* in the tournament came at a crucial time when his team was chasing a stiff 178-run target against Chennai Super Kings. He attributes his adaptability to a childhood spent playing with older kids who often used their seniority to bat ahead of him.

"Obviously, I am feeling very happy and very special about the call-up". Whereas, Shankar made his debut for India in the T20I format in Nidahas Trophy past year and has played five T20Is for India so far. "I used to play Under-14s when I was ten, then Under-16s when I was 13-14".

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