The Baroda all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who failed to make it to playing 11 in the first two Test against Australia, was on Thursday released from the Indian team with selectors retaining other 15 members for the remaining two Tests versus Aussies.
The Mumbai Indians all - rounder will play for Baroda in the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The 23 years old cricketer was released during the first Test, also and he played three league matches. With the Ranchi wicket habitual to be on the slower side, there is very little possibility of the all - rounder making the cut in the playing 11.
Indian opener Murali Vijay, who has suffered a shoulder injury missing the second Test match against Australia has been kept in the team of 15 and is expected to get fit before the start of the third Test in Ranchi on March 16.
Indian Squad: Virat Kohli (C) , Murali Vijay , Cheteshwar Pujara , KL Rahul , Ajinkya Rahane , Wriddhiman Saha (WK) , Karun Nair , Ravichandran Ashwin , Ravindra Jadeja , Ishant Sharma , Jayant Yadav , Umesh Yadav , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Abhinav Mukund , Kuldeep Yadav