India batting prodigy Shubman Gill is talked about as a hot property in the team’s burgeoning wealth of batting arsenal in the longest format. With Gill yet to make his Test debut, it is likely he will earn his maiden cap in the conventional five-day format in New Zealand during the two-Test series in the country.
While looking ahead to the challenge, Shubman has voiced the fact that he will be expecting a short-ball barrage from their premier pacer Neil Wagner. The veteran seamer found a lot of success against England and Australia owing to his plethora of bouncers and Shubman said India will have to be careful in braving this tactic from the left-armer.
"I think their bowling attack has been taking a lot of wickets with the short ball, especially Wagner. If you see the last series they played against Australia, when nothing was happening in the wicket, they were really relying on the short ball,” Shubman said.
“I think as a team, as a batsman, if we could take that out of the picture and not give wickets to the short ball, it will be really helpful for us,” he added.