Gambhir is India's Katich. Use him as long as he is available in decent touch for the next 3-4 years while grooming someone else for the openers role in domestic cricket(Chand/Zol or other youngsters who might not make it to the test side since other slots have pretty much closed off atm in the top/middle order) . Don't make the same mistake that the aussies did. Play him in both formats if possible. Anyway, read an article on India's Ranji pitches this season. Good stuff.