Medium-pacer Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the five-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka, starting November 2, due to an injury.
Maharashtra medium-pacer Dhawal Kulkarni will replace him in the 15-member Indian squad, to be led by Virat Kohli, for the first three ODIs.
It is learned that the Bengal medium-pacer has been advised 10 days' rest following an injury to his right toe.
Dhawal, who made his ODI debut against England this year, will be eager to make an impression after a good showing in the Duleep Trophy quarter-finals this month.
The West Zone medium-pacer picked seven wickets (7-90), albeit in a losing cause, against East Zone in the four-day game at Lahli.