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Gambhir replaces injured Rahul in India's test squad

Gambhir replaces injured Rahul in India's test squad

As reported earlier veteran opener Gautam Gambhir has been recalled into Indian Test squad after a gap of two years.

Uncapped Haryana off-spinner Jayant Yadav will replace Ishant in the squad for the second Test to be played in Kolkata from September 30.

In the 2016 Duleep Trophy which concluded ahead of the New Zealand Test series, Gambhir scored four fifties in five innings and finished the tournament with an average in excess of 70 and helped his side claim the title. Spinner Jayant Yadav will take Ishant's place for te second Test at Kolkata. In a statement, the BCCI said its medical team would "continue to monitor his [Ishant's] progress".

Now it remains to be seen if Gambhir gets to play or the team management decides to play Dhawan with Vijay at the Eden Gardens.

Shikhar Dhawan hasn't performed well in West Indies
Shikhar Dhawan hasn't performed well in West Indies

Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday made a comeback into India's Test squad two years after playing his previous worldwide.

Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir. However, the southpaw's recent performances in the Duleep Trophy earned him a call back to the squad.

However, it is still uncertain whether Gambhir would walk into the playing XI given the fact that Shikhar Dhawan is already in the squad as a back-up opener. In Kanpur, in the first Test against New Zealand, he had scores of 32 and 38, but didn't come out to field in the fourth innings after sustaining the injury while batting in India's second innings.

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