[caption id="attachment_790556" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-790556" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Shubman-Gill-PTI.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Shubman Gill has scored 790 runs coming in 12 innings this Ranji Trophy season at an average of 65.83. @ PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>That clarion call was coming, albeit it did take some time, but on Sunday it fructified <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/shubman-gill">Shubman Gill</a> earned his maiden call-up to the senior Indian team after he was included in the ODI and Twenty20 International squad for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> tour. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-vijay-shankar-shubman-gill-named-replacements-for-hardik-pandya-and-kl-rahul-790416">Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill named replacements for Pandya, Rahul</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Fancy the 19-year-old Gill s scores this <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ranji-trophy-2018-19-2">Ranji Trophy 2018-19</a> season 56, 54*, 62, 268, 10, 148, 24, 69*, 91, 8 that s a whopping 790 runs coming in 12 innings at an average of 65.83. <p></p> <p></p>Gill, who was named in the squad at the expense of the suspended <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kl-rahul/">KL Rahul</a>, grabbed eyeballs for his exploits in last year s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-u-19-world-cup">ICC U-19 World Cup</a> in New Zealand where he was named the Player of the Tournament as the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/prithvi-shaw">Prithvi Shaw</a>-led colts won the title for a record fourth time. The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/punjab">Punjab</a> willow wielder finished the biennial event as India s leading run-getter with 372 runs in five innings at a stunning average of 124.00 and a strike rate of 112. <p></p> <p></p>His meteoric rise continued as he subsequently bagged a lucrative contract with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) franchise <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kolkata-knight-riders">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> (KKR). According to KKR s Mentor, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/abhishek-nayar/">Abhishek Nayar</a>, Gill s ready for the big league, although he expected this call a year ago. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/all-you-need-to-know-about-shubman-gill-790464">All you need to know about Shubman Gill</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> Yes, I thought he was ready a year ago. This is just something that was going to happen at some point, so, it s a terrific decision and I feel he will do justice to the call-up, Nayar tells <em>CricketCountry</em> on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>In the IPL, Gill has featured in 11 innings and has accumulated 203 runs at an average of 33.83 with a strike-rate of 146.06. Nayar, known to have successfully revamped India wicketkeeper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dinesh-karthik/">Dinesh Karthik</a> s technique, believes Gill is well equipped with his own game and understanding. <p></p> <p></p> When you look at a player, you look at a lot of aspects in terms of his technique, mindset, how well he prepares, how well he adapts to different situations. I felt that in the little time I have spent with him through KKR, and post that in a couple of camps, he is someone who is very well equipped with his own game, the former Mumbai allrounder explains. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/i-have-full-confidence-that-i-can-finish-close-matches-vijay-shankar-790515">I have full confidence that I can finish close matches: Vijay Shankar</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> He is not someone who is worried about speed. At times, a lot of players do well in domestic cricket, but they struggle to cope up against speed, but Shubman is certainly someone who has a lot of talent facing someone who is bowling 145kmph-plus. I feel that is one of his biggest gifts. <p></p> <p></p>Gill s batting has even impressed his Punjab veteran and India allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuvraj-singh/">Yuvraj Singh</a>, who endorsed his team-mate s skills and said that the youngster is an exciting prospect for India and should play post the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a>. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/shubman-gill-is-someone-who-can-represent-india-for-a-long-time-yuvraj-singh-788093">Shubman Gill is someone who can represent India for a long time: Yuvraj Singh</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> Shubman is someone who has understood the best way of scoring runs and he has always backed that. When you watch him bat, you will always feel that there is a very simple strategy that he has, and he doesn t complicate it too much, Nayar says. <p></p> <p></p> There s nothing exceptionally flamboyant about the way he plays, but you can see a lot of class and determination also when he does that. In all conditions, I am very certain, he s well equipped to play against any team in any condition and against any bowler. A lot of times, you worry about swing and you worry about technique, I don t think you will find a lot of technical glitches in his batting when he plays.