Gautam Gambhir to rejoin Essex today
India opener Gautam Gambhir will rejoin the Essex team today after he returned to India for "family reasons" on September 1.
The southpaw, who scored 31, 21, 2 and 0 in England before making a hundred in a drawn match against Gloucestershire on August 30, will be in Canterbury, where Essex play a Championship game against Kent today.
“Essex County Cricket Club can announce that Gautam Gambhir will be returning to the club following a sudden bereavement in his family.
Gautam returned home to India on 1 September but will now rejoin the Essex squad ahead of the trip to Kent on Wednesday (11 September) in the LV County Championship at Canterbury,” a statement on the club’s website said. This is Gambhir’s maiden stint in English county cricket.