Gautam Gambhir, the Delhi southpaw, could make a comeback into the Indian side for the tour of Zimbabwe in July.

Indian selectors will deliberate if injured skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with some other seniors should be rested when they pick the squad for the upcoming five-match ODI series in Zimbabwe on Friday.

The selectors had retained the victorious Champions Trophy squad for the tri-nation series but Indian players have played non-stop cricket in the last few months and the discussion is likely to centre around who needs to be rested.

Dhoni was ruled out of the series in the West Indies due to a hamstring injury and it is not known if he will be available for the series against Zimbabwe commencing, July 24.

If Dhoni is rested, Virat Kohli will have to continue leading the side. The selectors may look at the option of recalling senior opener Gambhir also named among the reserves, to lend some more experience to the team, especially if Dhoni is unavailable.

(With inputs from PTI)