Gambhir, Laxman fit for NZ Test opener: Dhoni

Indian skipper M S Dhoni has said that star players like Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman have recovered from their injuries and will play against Kiwis.

updated: November 03, 2010 10:00 IST
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The Indian team's injury crisis seems to be finally ending with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni announcing the return of first-choice batsmen Gautam Gambhir and V V S Laxman for the opening cricket Test against New Zealand starting here on Thursday.

Their return has forced the team to drop Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara but Dhoni feels the move would not be a de-motivating factor for the duo.

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