India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar was picked for the ODIs for the first time since the 2011 World Cup as the selectors announced a 17-member squad for the two Twenty20 internationals against Australia and the triangular series also involving Sri Lanka.
Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh were left out while medium pacer Praveen Kumar, who missed the Test series with a fractured rib, is back in the side. Yuvraj is yet to recover from non-malignant tumour in his lung.
Left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan, who made his comeback in international cricket after two years last month, retained his place while Zaheer Khan is also back in the squad since the World Cup.
Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan, R Vinay Kumar and Praveen Kumar