Gambhir recalled by India

  • Last Updated: May 28 2014, 14:51 BST

Gautam Gambhir is back in the Test reckoning for India, against England this summer, for the first time since a home series defeat against the same opponents almost 18 months ago.

Gautam Gambhir: Back in the India Test squad
Gautam Gambhir: Back in the India Test squad

Gambhir is included in an 18-man squad, announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India via its official Twitter feed on Wednesday, for the five-Test tour of England which starts in July.

While the opener is an eye-catching inclusion, veteran left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan is the most notable omission - having previously toured England on three occasions.

India squad (v England, July and August): MS Dhoni (Captain, wkt), M Vijay, S Dhawan, G Gambhir, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, R Sharma, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, M Shami, I Pandey, I Sharma, S Binny, V Aaron, W Saha, P Singh

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