Vinay Kumar has been called into the India squad for the two Twenty20 internationals with England.
Kumar replaces Lakshmipathy Balaji, who was forced to withdraw from the squad with a toe injury.
Balaji was India's leading wicket-taker at the recent World T20 in Sri Lanka.
Kumar has won eight T20 international caps so far, the last of which came against South Africa in Johannesburg nine months ago, and he has taken seven wickets with a best of 3-24.
India take on England in Pune on 20 December with the second game in Mumbai two days later.