Bereaved Gautam Gambhir to make Essex return

The left-handed opener has been ousted from the Indian team due to poor form. He was not selected for the Champions Trophy, the tri-series in the West Indies and the ODI tour of Zimbabwe after that.

updated: September 09, 2013 20:31 IST
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A family bereavement may have forced Gautam Gambhir to return home midway through his County stint at Essex but the professional that he is, the 31-year-old is expected to rejoin the squad in time to be considered for selection for this week's trip to Kent, starting on Wednesday.

A club statement read: "Essex County Cricket Club can announce that Gautam Gambhir will be returning to the club following a sudden bereavement in his family.

"Gautam returned home to India on 1 September but will now rejoin the Essex squad ahead of the trip to Kent on Wednesday 11 September in the LV= County Championship at Canterbury."

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