Shubman Gill's record batting at Number 3 for India in tests

Shubman Gill's poor run at Number 3 in tests continued as the right-handed batter was dismissed for another low score in the first match against England in Hyderabad.

Shubman Gill, who has a torrid time in South Africa in two Test matches struggled to rotate strike and went into his shell in the first Test in Hyderabad against England before getting out on 23.

The Shubman Gill experiment at Number 3 hasn't worked for India as yet. Gill averages 23.62 at Number. 3 in test cricket but it reduces to 20.82 if counted when he started batting regularly in that position.

Shubman Gill's first experience of batting at Number 3 was against New Zealand in Mumbai in 2021 when he scored 47 runs, which is his highest score in this position so far.

Shubman Gill scored 189 runs in 9 innings so far at Number 3 and even though there is no replacement for him as such in the squad, he will need to come up with a batter show.

Shubman Gill's career as a full-time Number 3 batter for India in tests began in the West Indies where his scored read 6, 10 and 29*.

In South Africa too, his runs dried up as he scored just 74 runs in four innings. Shubman Gill's last 9 innings at Number 3 - 47,6,10,29*, 2,26 ,36, 10, 23.

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Still a few matches to go at home itself, Shubman Gill will hope to find his groove in test cricket at Number 3.