The BCCI selection committee included in-form RCB batsman Dinesh Karthik and SRH pace sensation Umran Maik in the squad for the five-match T20I series against South Africa set to begin on June 9.
Regular captain Rohit Sharma, senior batter Virat Kohli were rested for South Africa series. KL Rahul was named India's captain.
Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya made a comeback after their stupendous show in this season of IPL.
Malik and Arshdeep Singh got a maiden India call-up. The express quick bowler from Kashmir was picked up after taking 21 wickets in 13 matches in this season of IPL.
KL Rahul (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC/wk),Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik