The squad also includes left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir, who is aimig to make a comeback to the Indian team. However, there is no place fo Virender Sehwag.
It is also an opportunity for Harbhajan to press his claim to return to the national squad.
Jammu and Kashmir's promising all-rounder Parvez Rasool, legspinner Amit Mishra, wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, paceman Varun Aaron are also included.
The five-day game will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Karnataka defeated Maharashtra on Sunday (February 2) in Hyderabad to win their seventh Ranji Trophy.
Rest of India Squad
Harbhajan Singh (captain), Jiwanjot Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Baba Aparajith, Kedar Jadhav, Ankit Bawne, Dinesh Karthik, Amit Mishra, Pankaj Singh, Ashok Dinda, Varun Aaron, Parvez Rasool, Anureet Singh, Natraj Behera, Mandeep Singh.