In their current ODI series against the West Indies, India’s depth is on show. Even without prominent players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah in their squad, the visitors have won both games to grab a commanding 2-0 series lead.

Shubman Gill and temporary captain Shikhar Dhawan are starting for India while captain Rohit is not participating. In the two games, Gill has performed well, achieving scores of 64 in the first game and 43 in the second. Although he hasn’t yet surpassed the three-figure barrier, former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris thinks that if Gill keeps playing at the top of the order, he will eventually rank among the greatest in the world.

“Because Gill is such a gentlemanly player, I anticipate that average to be much higher when he plays for India at the highest level. There aren’t many people who like Shubman Gill more than I do. Over the last several years, I have been pretty loud about that. He has the talent and knowledge of cricket, in my opinion, to rank among the greatest in the world, stated Styris.

Despite making his international debut in January 2019, Gill’s career is still in its early stages. He has only played in five ODIs and 11 Tests so far, and he has not yet reached the century mark. He has, though, come close a few times in Test matches and was a key player in India’s remarkable series victory in Australia last year.

“Shikhar Dhawan’s strike rate in this game wasn’t spectacular, as you can see. They got off to a poor start; even when Shubman Gill was dismissed after 15–16 overs, it was only 60 or so; when chasing 300+, that’s not a terrific strike rate “Styris noted. “Shubman Gill performed his bit, but it wasn’t all up to him—that’s key. His strike rate was about 100 percent. If Shikhar had done his too, this run chase would have been a lot easier for India.”