Gautam Gambhir Returns to Team India for Tour to England

A good Ranji season and decent performance in the Indian Premier League has helped Gautam Gambhir return as India's third opener for the five Tests against England.

updated: May 28, 2014 20:58 IST
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New Delhi: India on Wednesday brought back opening batsman Gautam Gambhir and axed fragile pace spearhead Zaheer Khan for their first five-Test tour of England in 55 years starting in July. (Also read: 'Wondrous' Wednesday for Gambhir as KKR book spot in IPL final)

The selectors, who picked a 18-man squad for the back-to-back Tests, included seven seamers and Wriddhiman Saha as reserve wicket-keeper for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Left-handed Gambhir returns to the Test arena for the first time since December 2012, having been ignored for the home series against Australia and the West Indies last year and the tour of New Zealand this January.

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