Skipper Virat Kohli will be part of the 18-member squad for the England home series.
The new selection panel led by Chetan Sharma picked the Indian team for the first two Tests in a virtual meeting on Tuesday.
Ishant Sharma, who was part of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 playing for Delhi, is also returning alongside Hardik Pandya, who was not part of Australia's Test squad.
Jasprit Bumrah will lead the bowling squad following Mohammed Siraj, and Shardul Thakur will also be part of the team, while T Natarajan, who made his debut in the fourth Test, did not make the cut.
R Ashwin, who missed the final Test against Australia, will also be part of the squad. Washington Sundar, a late replacement for the injured Ravindra Jadeja in the fourth Test, also retains his place on the back of his all-round abilities.
Other players like Kuldeep Yadav and left-arm spinner Axar Patel has also been added to the squad.
India Squad for First Two Tests
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel