Bairstow will not play the whole season this year as he will head home for the national team's World Cup camp.
Jos Buttler has also been named in England’s preliminary squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.
Lara opines England, West Indies and India might make it to World Cup semifinals.
His county Nottinghamshire in a statement mentioned that Hales has made himself unavailable and with an undefined return date.
India and Pakistan, meanwhile, will lock horns in the World Cup on June 16 in Manchester.
Archer and other England players will leave for England on April 26.
Archer has been included for the ODI series against Pakistan.
Archer still is in contention for a spot in the World Cup squad.
Shastri was also pretty chuffed about India's chances.
He wasn't included in the T20I squad though.