Indian left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir has been signed by Essex for the remainder of the season. Gautam will replace Hamish Rutherford as Essex’s overseas player.
The southpaw is expected to make his debut in the LV County Championship match against Northamptonshire on August 20.
"We are delighted with the signing of Gautam Gambhir who is a player with pedigree, which has been showcased on the biggest stages in cricket. He will no doubt bring his experience to the squad during an important stage of the season for us in the LV County Championship and Yorkshire Bank 40 competition,” coach Paul Grayson said.
Out-of-favour Gambhir has played 54 Tests and 147 One-Day International for India before being dropped earlier this year.