CricketGill, Avesh may return home after the Miami game
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Indian cricketer Shubman Gill, who has been serving as a travelling reserve for the Indian team, is set to return home after the US leg of matches in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup. Gill, along with another reserve pacer, Avesh Khan, may head back after the game against Canada in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 15.

Both players are currently in Florida, having flown with the team from New York to Fort Lauderdale on a chartered flight. The charter was arranged for both the India and USA teams following their match at Nassau County International Stadium in Long Island.

Gill and Avesh’s travels were planned only up to the US leg unless unexpected injuries occur. They were included as travelling reserves due to the difficulty of sending reinforcements from India to the US or the Caribbean in case of player injuries.

While there is a possibility for the reserves to stay in case of injuries during practice or the next game, the chances are slim due to inclement weather in Florida potentially disrupting the World Cup schedule. Additionally, with the presence of a third opener, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and the team’s reliance on spinners in the Caribbean leg, an extra pacer may not be necessary.

Initially named as reserves by the selection committee, Rinku Singh and Khaleel Ahmed may continue with the squad for the upcoming Super 8 games in Bridgetown, Barbados, Antigua, and St Lucia. The semifinals are set for Georgetown, Guyana, on June 27, with the final scheduled for June 29 in Bridgetown.