Right-arm fast-medium bowler; right-hand batsman
Test debut: not yet played
ODI debut: v Pakistan, Dhaka 2000
Called up to the VB Series squad to bolster India's injury-hit bowling ranks, Bhandari looks to have been given a second chance.
Bhandari has made just one limited-overs appearance for India, an uninspiring effort against Pakistan in the Asia Cup at Dhaka in 2000.
He took two wickets on that occasion but leaked 75 runs in his 10 overs.
Allowed time to mature, Bhandari emerged as India A's leading wicket-taker on the 2003 tour of England.
Only 25, he still has time on his side to make an impact with the first team.