Why is Gautam Gambhir not selected for the three-match Test Series versus NZ?

Sudipta / 12 September 2016

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In the ongoing Duleep Trophy, Gautam Gambhir scored three half-centuries with scores of 77, 90 and 59 for India Blue in Day-Night pink ball matches in Greater Noida.  But when there were rumours that Gambhir might be selected, Indian selectors overlooked him for the New Zealand series and picked Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma who are not in good form.

Gambhir last played for India in 2014 when he toured England with the Indian team but failed to justify his selection in seaming conditions of England as he was dismissed for 0 and 3 respectively.

Now, this time for the home series, BCCI selectors didn’t consider him for selection. Now here are three reasons (speculation!) why BCCI didn’t consider Gambhir for home Test series? 

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