India will be without the services of Gautam Gambhir for the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Mumbai as the left-handed opener will be attending his sister's wedding on December 3.
The Senior Selection Committee today retained the same side for the third Test to be played from December 2-6 but said because of Gambhir's unavailability, the strength of the squad will be fourteen.
"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has retained the same side for the third Test of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, to be played at Mumbai from 2 December 2009 to 6 December 2009," BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement on Friday. .
"Gautam Gambhir will not be available for the Test, on account of his sister's wedding on 3 December. The strength of the squad for the Mumbai Test will thus be fourteen," he added.
Indian Team: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, M Vijay, Pragyan Ojha, S Sreesanth and S Badrinath. PTI