The humiliated Indian cricket team has received the much needed immunity in the form of Hardik Pandya. He will be joining the Indian side for the remaining tests, the flamboyant all-rounder has recovered from the lower back injury, which he suffered during a crucial India- Pakistan crucial match in Asia Cup.
He made a grand comeback in the domestic circuit, post injury he played his first Ranji Trophy game for Baroda against Mumbai at the Wankhede stadium and grabbed seven wickets in the match and a gutsy half century.
Indian team is going through the rough wear and tear, Prithvi Shaw has already been ruled out of the series due to ankle injury, while attempting to take a blinder in the practice match.
Both Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma have recovered from the injuries and are retained for the Boxing Day test starting on 26th December.
India Squad for the Third and Fourth test
Virat Kohli (c), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal