Batsman Kevin Pietersen was recalled Tuesday for England's limited-overs trip to India.
But bowler James Anderson was left out the squad.
Pietersen was rested for the one-day series against India at home that England won 3-0 earlier this month.
England has five one-day matches against world champion India followed by one Twenty20 match.
The tour begins with the first of two warm-up fixtures on Oct. 8.
"A number of injuries and a decision to omit James Anderson in line with our policy of sensibly managing player workloads give opportunities for other very talented players to continue to develop as international cricketers," national selector Geoff Miller said. "We had a promising one-day series win over India earlier this month and this squad will be looking forward to the challenge of continuing that success in the subcontinent over the next four weeks."
Miller said Stuart Broad will join the squad if he recovers from a shoulder injury ahead of schedule.
Graeme Swann will captain the Twenty20 side if Broad does not make it to India.
The 15-man squad also includes uncapped pace bowler Stuart Meaker, while allrounders Chris Woakes and Scott Borthwick have been called up despite not featuring in the ODI series win over India.
- Alastair Cook (captain)
- Jonathan Bairstow
- Ian Bell
- Ravi Bopara
- Scott Borthwick
- Tim Bresnan
- Jade Dernbach
- Steven Finn
- Craig Kieswetter
- Stuart Meaker
- Samit Patel
- Kevin Pietersen
- Graeme Swann
- Jonathan Trott
- Chris Woakes.