5. Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami was also part of the red-ball set up against England. The pacer then played for the Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. He finished the tournament as the team’s highest wicket-taker, having scalped 19 wickets in the tournament.
4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The speedster has a considerable amount of experience under his sleeves and owing to that he earned his spot in the squad for the mega event. India have the likes of Deepak Chahar who can possibly be included in the side for the T20I series in place of Bhuvneshwar.
3. Hardik Pandya
However, against Afghanistan, he played an impressive inning and it appeared that he got back his rhythm to some extent. But his fitness remains an unresolved mystery and thus it is likely that he will miss the series against the Black Caps.
2. Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah, too, was a part of the Test match series in England and the IPL before entering the mega event. Bumrah exuded his flair in the Test series as he chipped in with some impressive spells. He also completed 100 Test wickets on the tour.
1. Virat Kohli
After having played a lot of cricket in recent times, he is likely to be rested for the T20I series against the Kiwis. Thus, Rohit Sharma, who has been his deputy in white-ball cricket, could possibly take the captaincy reigns.