5. Rohit Sharma

After years of being touted as the next captain of the Indian team, things moved rather too quickly in the end for Rohit Sharma. The current captain of the Indian men’s cricket team across formats, Rohit Sharma has all eyes on him now. But his other team, Mumbai Indians, has found a very inopportune moment to fail right now.

4. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is living a nightmare with open eyes in IPL 2022. And he has stated on record that he now understands what woefully out of form means. Once thought of, as the perfect batsman with no chink in his armor, Virat Kohli now has a shield riddled with gaping holes.

3. Ravindra Jadeja

Already the ‘former’ captain of Chennai Super Kings just a few games into his first-ever captaincy stint in IPL, Jadeja is in a cold spot right now. Having been paid a whopping sum of INR 16 crore to be retained before IPL 2022, Jadeja has now stepped down from captaincy.

2. Rishabh Pant

At 24 years of age, Rishabh Pant, the captain of Delhi Capitals, and a strong captaincy prospect for Team India soon has the world at his feet. Having already broken many records created by MS Dhoni in tests in his short career, Rishabh Pant has established himself as an essential cog of the Indian team in all three formats.

1. Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur has been in and around the Indian team for a long time now since 2017 to be precise. While his performances have always inspired promise, that promise remained unfulfilled for a long time. But the last two years since that historic win in Gabba have propelled Shardul’s stocks, such that he is now considered an invaluable member of the Indian team across formats.