1. KL Rahul

Rahul has proven himself as a dependable batsman in white-ball cricket. Having played some magnificent knocks in Tests as well, he must be in Team India’s plan.

    2. Hanuma Vihari

Vihari has all the attributes which one requires to thrive in the purest format. Hence, he could occupy the number three spot if Pujara gets sacked.

3. Abhimanyu Easwaran

The Bengal opener has piled up a mountain of runs in First-Class cricket. His temperament and obsession with big knocks might prompt the management to give him Pujara’s place.

   4. Priyank Panchal

Gujarat batsman Priyank Panchal is another prolific performer in India’s domestic circuit. He might well be in the scheme of things for India’s upcoming assignments.

   5. Sheldon Jackson

The 34-year-old has been patiently waiting for his chance in the national team. Seeing his consistent show, the selectors might give Jackson a go at number three.

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