Batsmen Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik retained their places, however, young KL Rahul, who has performed well in the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka, has not been picked.
Seamers Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami have been recalled in the team.
Meanwhile, Kedar Jadhav, who had missed the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury in early December, has also been picked.
India has played 28 ODIs against South Africa in South Africa, won five and lost 21.
India will fly to South Africa after finishing the ongoing T20I series against Lanka.
The first ODI of the six-match series will be played on February 1.
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