The Indian think tank and selectors are fully aware of Pandya's value.
It is still not sure whether Pandya, who has bowled sporadically since he suffered stress fracture in his back two years ago, will bowl full tilt at or will only concentrate on batting.
Pandya is likely to be dropped from the Indian squad for the Twenty20 World Cup.
Pandya is a key player for India and it will upset the balance of the team if he's unable to bowl.
The teams have time till October 10 to change their World Cup squads.
There has been a lot of speculation about Pandya's fitness, especially since the ICC T20 World Cup is around the corner.
Mumbai head coach Jayawardene said Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya was also rested for the game against Chennai due to a minor injury.
Sarandeep Singh, whose tenure ended with the tour of Australia earlier this year, was surprised that a rare talent like Prithvi Shaw did not even make the standbys for the England tour.
Hardik Pandya was not included in the Test team for the tour of England as he "was not in a position to bowl."
The normally reliable Pandya dropped two catches in the third and final ODI. The all-rounder, however, had a big role in India's thrilling win.