India opener Virender Sehwag, who has gone through a slump in form in recent times, was dropped from the squad. He was earlier left out of the XI that beat Pakistan in an ODI on January 6.
Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, following an impressive run in the longer format, was picked in the squad.
Pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed who impressed during the three-match ODI series also get an opportunity in the upcoming series.
Squad: MS Dhoni (c &wk), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Shami Ahmed.