Gautam Gambhir left out by India for first two Australia Tests

Gambhir left out by India
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Batsman Gautam Gambhir is left out of the India Test squad for their upcoming four-match series against Australia.

Gautam Gambhir has been left out of the India squad for the first two Tests against Australia.

The left-handed batsman sees his place taken by Murali Vijay, while uncapped Shikhar Dhawan comes in for Suresh Raina.

Gambhir, who averages 44.18 in his 54 Tests, has not scored a Test hundred since January 2010.

The four-Test series against Australia begins in Chennai on February 22.

India squad: MS Dhoni, V Sehwag, S Dhawan, C Pujara, S Tendulkar, V Kohli, R Jadeja, H Singh, R Ashwin, P Ojha, B Kumar, A Rahane, A Dinda, M Vijay, I Sharma.

Alastair Cook
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