The All India Senior Selection Committee has picked the team for the one-off T20 International against South Africa to be played at Johannesburg on 30th March 2012.
Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan return to the Twenty20 setup for the game, and fast bowler Ashok Dinda has been picked ahead of Umesh Yadav.
Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan, who have been rested for the Asia Cup 2012, have not been picked for the one-off Twenty20.
India made just one change to the 15-member team named for the forthcoming Asia Cup. Sachin Tendulkar, who does not play Twenty20 matches for India, was kept out and Uthappa included in his place.
T20 squad for South Africa: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virat Kohli (vice-captain), Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Manoj Tiwary, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ashok Dinda.