5. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni retired from international cricket in 2020 post the disappointment of the 2019 World Cup. An ever-present figure in the Indian middle-order and one of the most enigmatic finishers of all time, it’s hard for any team to fill the shoes vacated by the Indian great.

Amir shocked the world by announcing his retirement from international cricket in 2020. The Men in Green won’t be sweating much on Amir’s absence as they have a new bowling sensation in their ranks by the name of Shaheen Afridi

4. Mohammad Amir

The Pakistani team management has instead opted for young pacers like Naseem Shah in place of the 26-year-old in this year’s tournament, ahead of their leading wicket-taker in 2018.

3. Hasan Ali

Dhawan played a crucial role in India’s triumph in the 2018 edition, but he is unlikely to feature for the Indian team since the Asia Cup is a T20 tournament this year, and the southpaw isn’t a part of plans in the format.

2. Shikhar Dhawan

Malik’s absence in this year’s tournament could be crucial for the Men in Green as he was their second-leading run-getter in the 2018 edition of the tournament.

1. Shoaib Malik