Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya missed the Australian tour as he had sustained an injury in his lower back during the Asia Cup. However, chief selectors MSK Prasad also admitted that no one could replace Pandya from domestic cricket. Meanwhile, the fans want him back in the India Test squad after his five-wicket haul for Baroda in Ranji Trophy.

Moreover, Indian National cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli also expressed his concern about missing the star all-rounder ahead of the Test series. For now, it seems there might be a chance to change the squad ahead of the Boxing Day Test. Earlier Hardik Pandya was selected for India A squad to play three ODIs against New Zealand. However, he was instructed to play in Ranji Trophy for Baroda to prove his fitness.

Fans want Pandya to include in the Test squad

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In addition to, Hardik Pandya is currently plying his trade in the first-class cricket after a long time. He has bagged a five-wicket haul against Mumbai. He bowled almost 19 overs relentlessly and didn’t look in discomfort. After taking the new ball, the right-arm pacer claimed a couple of wickets. He removed the top-order batsmen, Aditya Tare and Vikrant Vilas Auti. Furthermore, he came late for another spell and removed Shivan Dube who is in great form this season.

Mumbai posted 465 runs in the first innings losing all their ten wickets. Even Hardik Pandya ended with a decent figure of 5 for 81. His innings proved that Hardik is fit again and raring to go at least with the ball. Now the selectors will wait to see what he could do with the bat. Hardik Pandya lends a great balance to the team, and if he bowls as he did during the third Test in England, India can hit the Aussies hard.

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Meanwhile, the fans were delighted to see Hardik Pandya after a long time. He made a decent comeback in the domestic cricket and twitterati wants the all-rounder to play the third and fourth Test match against Aussies. It will be interesting to see if he will be traveling Down Under in the next few days.

Here are some of the Tweets:

https://twitter.com/Rohit_05782/status/1073810952712347648

https://twitter.com/visaagan16/status/1073834751830544384