Gambhir to lead India against Kiwis in ODIs

Gautam Gambhir will lead the Indian side against New Zealand during the ODI series as MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag have been rested.

updated: November 21, 2010 12:43 IST
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Gautam Gambhir was on Saturday named captain of the Indian team for the first two matches of the ODI series against New Zealand starting on November 28 with the selectors opting to rest five senior players, including regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered due to injury concerns as a 14-member ODI squad was announced today after a selection committee meeting here.

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