Gautam Gambhir Comeback in India Vs New Zealand Test Series
Question in detailIndia had a plenty of options available for the opening pair, with most favorable being Murli Vijay, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan. However, after Rahul's injury in the first Test, team India is left with just two specialist openers: Vijary and Dhawan. Gautam Gambhir, the ousted opener from Delhi was recalled to the team on Tuesday as KL Rahul's replacement. Gambhir's comeback to the team after a gap of two years is meant to compensate the loss of in-form opener KL Rahul. Gambhi may start off the innings with Murli Vijay as a handy alternative to Rahul, considering the fact that Shikhar Dhawan is not undergoing good form these days. Gambhir's comeback to the Test team must have given his fans a sigh of relief.
Last seen against England in August 2014 at the Oval where he scored 34, Gambhi incidentally returns to the Indian Test squad after a gap of two years. However, what makes Gambhir's comeback to the team is his tally of 356 runs in three games of the just-concluded Duleep Trophy. Playing for India Blue, Gambhir scored 4 fifties in just three matches. Playing as KL Rahul's replacement, Gambhir will have tremendous pressure to cement his spot in the Test squad for the upcoming series as well.
Will Gautam Gambhir prove to be worthy of selectors' expectations after being recalled to the Test team as KL Rahul's replacement?