India have announced a 15-man squad for the two-Test series against England beginning in Chennai on 11 December.
Yuvraj Singh, 26, who scored successive centuries in the aborted one-day series with England, is back in the Test squad for the first time since April.
He could fill the middle order gap created by Sourav Ganguly's retirement.
Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who toured Sri Lanka but has yet to make his Test debut, is in the party but left-arm seamer RP Singh is omitted.
Yuvraj, who made his Test debut against New Zealand in October 2003, has had an inconsistent career in the longer format.