Mumbai: Highlighting the importance of ‘intent’ ahead of the WTC final against New Zealand India opener Shubman Gill admitted this will be the biggest match of his career.
The gritty opener has already impressed the cricketing world with his exceptional nature against Australia as well as England and the same is expected of him in his first international stint in England.
“The final of the World Test Championship, this will be the biggest match of my life so far,” Shubman Gill told the official website of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Talking about the mentality of scoring runs, Shubman said that his priority is to maintain the intention of scoring runs and not feel the pressure of expectations.
“I think your intention to score runs in England should never be to take a back seat. When you want to score runs, the bowlers get on the back foot and you can put some pressure on the bowler. Survive to Stay you get more good balls (bowled at you),” Shubman pointed out.
In a recent intra-squad match simulation in Southampton, he scored an impressive 85, which eventually earned him a place in the 15-man Indian squad for the final and almost guaranteed his position as an opener.
Shubman has already had some great time playing U-19 and List A matches in England. His averages in Under-19 ODIs and Tests are 92.66 and 43.5 respectively, while in List A he averages 68.25.