11. Yuzvendra Chahal

This year’s IPL also proved to be a success for the 31-year-old. In the series against England, he plucked a total of four wickets in three matches and will be looking to do well in ODIs now.

10. Jasprit Bumrah

His inclusion in the upcoming T20 WC is certain as India cannot overlook his potential. Across formats, he is the most prolific bowler in the country at the moment and no XI can be complete without him.

9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

His contributions in the England vs India T20I series were also relentless. In the first T20 as well he only gave away 10 in three overs and picked up a wicket of Jos Buttler. Bhuvi won the Player of the Series award as well for his exceptional show.

8. Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afridi is p potential Pakistan prodigy and is also one of the reasons for the uprising of Pakistan in limited-overs formats. The upcoming WC will also witness his lethal deliveries again, this time in Australia.

7. Ravindra Jadeja

After being rested for the first T20I against England, he made a commendable comeback in the second one. With 46 off 29, he helped India put up a total of 170. The upcoming T20 WC in Australia will be a crucial one for him. 

6. Hardik Pandya

After winning the trophy in the IPL 2022, his stint as an Indian captain began against Ireland. The whitewash there too proved to be a statement. Against England too, he did well picking up a four-wicket haul in the first T20I and scoring a half-century.

5. Deepak Hooda

Even against England, he was successful in adding scores in double digits. Hooda also proves to be an amazing fielder and his chances to play this year’s world cup are really high.

4. Mohammad Rizwan (WK)

Other than being a good support to Pak’s batting order, his wicket-keeping skills have startled many. In the recently concluded Australia vs Pakistan T20I, he assisted in two dismissals. More than anyone else he will be on his toes at this year’s World Cup too.

3. Fakhar Zaman

With a total of 1253 runs in 59 innings, he has performed decently for Pakistan. Being more of an ODI batsman, Fakhar is still a trusted limited-overs alternate for the Men in Green. His runs up the order often helps the team to form a good base.

2. Babar Azam (VC)

He already is the second most successful captain of Pakistan with 26 wins out of 41 matches. At 27 years of age, he has one hundred in T20Is to his name. The upcoming T20 WC will be a challenge for the favourites- Pakistan and Babar Azam.

1. Rohit Sharma (C)

With four tons to his name, Rohit has consistently proven to be the best opener in the shortest format. The previous T20 World Cup did not see him go all guns blazing. India is expecting him to turn up the heat in the World Cup later this year.