After missing out on the One-day series, Harbhajan Singh [ Images ] should be back in contention as discussion surrounding the ace off-spinner's inclusion for the first Test against West Indies [ Images ] in New Delhi [ Images ] would be the hot topic when the selectors meet, in Kolkata [ Images ], on Friday.
Young Bangalore off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, having claimed 10 wickets in the 5-0 whitewash over England in ODI series, has made a bold statement alongside leg-spinner Amit Mishra [ Images ] and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha [ Images ].
The leading India [ Images ] off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh after a poor outing in England [ Images ], had a decent show in the recently concluded Challengers bagging five wickets from three matches and seven from six outings in the Champions League [ Images ] T20.
It is no secret that the leading India spinner has the backing of skipper Dhoni [ Images ] and the senior players which is sure to weigh upon the selectors as it remains to be seen whether they go for a three or four-member spin attack.
Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ] was advised four weeks rest after a toe injury ahead of the ODI series in England and the selectors will hope that he is fit along with another senior Virender Sehwag [ Images ].
Sehwag has played a few matches for Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament after undergoing a shoulder surgery and it remains to be seen whether the selectors find him fit enough for inclusion in the team.
In-form Virat Kohli [ Images ] after a superb One-day series will be a strong contender to return to the Indian Test squad.
Ishant Sharma [ Images ] who had sustained a ligament injury in his left ankle during the Birmingham Test, played domestic T20 matches for Delhi and should be back in contention if he had procured a fitness certificate from NCA.
The Test squad would be picked for the first match against the West Indies at Ferozeshah Kotla from November 6.