Prolific opener Gautam Gambhir [ Images ] has been left out because of a groin injury and Tamil Nadu off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin named in India's [ Images ] 15-member ODI squad for the first two One-day internationals against South Africa [ Images ].
Baroda all-rounder Yousuf Pathan and Mumbai [ Images ] all-rounder Abhishek Nayar [ Images ] were recalled to the squad, announced by Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary N Srinivasan after a meeting of the selection committee in Kolkata [ Images ] on Tuesday.
Pravin Kumar, who did not figure in India's tri-series in Bangladesh, was also included in the squad, to be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni [ Images ].
"Harbhajan Singh has declared himself not available for the first two ODIs due to personal reasons. Gautam Gambhir is not available for the ODI series due to a groin injury," the BCCI said.
The first ODI will be played in Jaipur [ Images ] on February 21, while Gwalior will host the second match on February 24.
The three-match series ends in Ahmedabad [ Images ] on February 27.
Team: M S Dhoni (captain), Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ], Virender Sehwag [ Images ], Virat Kohli [ Images ], Dinesh Karthik [ Images ], Suresh Raina [ Images ], Ravindra Jadeja [ Images ], R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan [ Images ], Ashish Nehra [ Images ], Sudeep Tyagi [ Images ], Praveen Kumar [ Images ], Abhishek Nayar, Yusuf Pathan [ Images ] and Amit Mishra.