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    Gautam Gambhir set to rejoin Essex

    Gautam Gambhir joined English county side Essex in July 2013. (Getty Images)

    Gautam Gambhir joined English county side Essex in July 2013. (Getty Images)

    New Delhi: India opener Gautam Gambhir is set to return to England to rejoin county side Essex after he was forced leave for home due to a family bereavement, Sky Sports said on its website on Monday.

    "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," Essex have confirmed.

    ALSO SEE Gambhir left due to a family emergency

    Gambhir joined Essex late in July and faced a torrid time with the bat initially, but soon made amends with a century against Gloucestershire before being forced to return home.

    Gambhir last played a Test for India against England in December 2012, following which he lost his place in the ODI set-up as well - with the selectors ignoring him for the Champions Trophy and the series against West Indies and Zimbabwe.

    ALSO SEE Gambhir initially had a torrid time in Essex

    Gambhir's hopes to get his way back into the Indian team with a good show in English county and the new Ranji Trophy season beginning in a month's time.