Leander Paes made a return while Yuki Bhambri was left out of a five-member Indian squad picked for the Davis Cup World Group first round tie against Russia in Moscow from March 5-7.
Sanam Singh was included in the squad announced by the selection committee of All India Tennis Association (AITA).
The three other players in the squad are Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna and Somdev Devvarman.
S P Misra will be the non-playing captain while Nandan Bal will be the coach.
India had beaten South Africa 4-1 in the play-off in Johannesburg in September last year to advance to the World Group for the first time since 1998.
Squad: Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna, Somdev Devvarman, Sanam Singh.
Team Captain: S P Misra
Coach: Nandan Bal.