Hardik Pandya traveling to Australia, says Baroda captain

Hardik Pandya, who had been out injured since the Asia Cup earlier this month, could return for the remaining two Tests in the India vs Australia Test series.

Hardik Pandya playing for Baroda against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy after almost three months out due to an injury he suffered in the Asia Cup.   -  Prashant Nakwe

Baroda captain Kedar Devdhar said all-rounder Hardik Pandya will not be available for the next Ranji Trophy match as he is traveling to Australia.

Pandya was ruled out of India's tour Down Under after suffering a back injury during India's Asia Cup 2018 opener against Pakistan earlier this year.

Pandya was initially slated to return to action for India A's tour of New Zealand, but was ruled out after the BCCI medical team advised against it.

There was a possibility that Pandya would be called up for the last two Tests against Australia if he proved his match fitness in the Ranji Trophy for Baroda.