Somdev Devvarman [ Images ] will spearhead India's [ Images ] singles challenge in a four-member team announced by the All India Tennis Association on Friday for the Davis Cup World Group playoffs against Japan [ Images ] from September 16 to 18.
"The Selection Committee of the All India Tennis Association met in Delhi [ Images ] on August 18 to select the Indian Team for the India-Japan World Group Play Offs at Tokyo, Japan on September 16, 17 and 18," the AITA said in a statement.
The meeting was chaired by Anil Dhupar, the head of the senior selection committee, Rohit Rajpal and Balram Singh.
The team composition does not offer any surprises with Rohan Bopanna [ Images ] being the other singles' player for the tie to be played in Tokyo.
India had lost the World Group first round tie against Serbia 1-4 in March earlier this year.
The team: Somdev Devvarman, Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi.
Reserve: Karan Rastogi, Vishnu Vardhan.
Non-Playing Captain: S P Misra.