Gambhir to lead India A against Oz in warm up game

Updated: 10 February 2013 16:02 IST

Gambhir hasn't scored a Test century in over three years and was dropped from the squad to face Australia in the first two Tests.

Gambhir to lead India A against Oz in warm up game
©

Mumbai:

Axed from the Test squad, senior opener Gautam Gambhir will lead India 'A' against Australia in a three-day practice game, starting February 16 in Chennai.

Gambhir will lead the side in place of Shikhar Dhawan, who was drafted into the 15-member Indian Test squad.

Gambhir had been struggling for runs for quite some time and failed to escape the axe. In 54 Tests, Gambhir has scored 4021 runs with an average of 44.18. He has scored nine hundred and 21 half-centuries with 206 against Australia being his best score.

His last Test century came in January 2010 against Bangladesh.

However, the Indian squad is announced for only the first two Test and if Gambhir could re-discover his touch in the warm-up game, the selectors may think of considering him.

It will also depend on how the other openers perform.

Apart from struggling Virender Sehwag, prolific scorer Murali and Dhawan are the other openers in the squad.

Dhawan was rewarded for his good form in domestic circuit as he scored 833 first-class runs this season at an impressive average of 55.53. He had also struck a hundred for India A against England in a warm-up ODI.

Topics : Cricket Australia India Shikhar Dhawan Virender Sehwag Gautam Gambhir Murali Vijay Sreesanth Australia in India 2013
Related Articles
Kolkata Football Giants Mohun Bagan, East Bengal Join Forces Against AIFF
Kolkata Football Giants Mohun Bagan, East Bengal Join Forces Against AIFF
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Yuvraj Singh To Miss Warm-Up Tie Against New Zealand Due To Fever
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Yuvraj Singh To Miss Warm-Up Tie Against New Zealand Due To Fever
Harmanpreet Kaur To Play For Surrey Stars In Kia Super League
Harmanpreet Kaur To Play For Surrey Stars In Kia Super League
Show Comments
Advertisement