Dhoni took a sabbatical from cricket after India’s 50-over World Cup campaign ended in the semi-finals.
He missed the three-match T20I series against the West Indies and has not been included in the squad for the upcoming T20I series against a touring South Africa.
Dhoni last played a T20I for India in February 2019, against Australia in Bengaluru.
India are all set to host South Africa for a three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series starting on Sunday, followed by the Test series.
After a poor show in the recently-concluded series against the West Indies, KL Rahul has been dropped and the selectors have included Shubman Gill in the squad.
India are currently on top of the points table in the Test World Championship with 120 points.
India’s squad for the Test series: Virat Kohli (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk),Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill.
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