Gautam Gambhir to rejoin Essex today

Sep 11, 2013, 02:40 IST | Agencies

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.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir

“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.

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