In September, Hardik Pandya had to be carried off the pitch after collapsing holding his back during the Asia Cup fixture against Pakistan.
The 25-year-old has struggled to consistently perform in the whites during India's overseas tours of South Africa and England earlier this year but might get a place in the playing XI in the third Test.
In September, Pandya had to be carried off the pitch after collapsing holding his back during the Asia Cup fixture against Pakistan.
Having missed the home series against the Windies and the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Australia, Pandya has had a long rehabilitation period during which he shared every step to his return on social media.
Pandya claimed a five-wicket-haul on his return to the field during the Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Baroda.
Skipper Virat Kohli's decision backfired as Australian spinner Nathan Lyon emerged as the Man of the Match as the hosts won by 146 runs and levelled the four-match series 1-1.