Gambhir replaces injured Rahul in India’s Test squad


India’s in-form opening batsman Lokesh Rahul has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Gautam Gambhir in the squad, the country’s cricket board said on Tuesday (September 27). Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will also miss the second test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata after failing to recover from the mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya, which also forced him to sit out of the Kanpur opener. Uncapped Haryana offspinner Jayant Yadav will replace Sharma for the second Test of the series, which India lead 1-0. Right-hander Rahul,…

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