5.  T Natarajan

T Natarajan has been one of SRH‘s key bowlers in recent years and he has also represented India in all three formats. A horrific knee injury halted his journey but has now recovered fully. A major challenge for Natarajan has always been fitness. If he manages to stay fit and in the mix, he can be a potent weapon for Team India in the shortest format with his swing, death bowling, and ability to change the pace.

4. Tilak Varma

Tilak has been one of the shining lights in a dismal campaign for the Mumbai Indians. Players are generally not picked based on such a short sample size but there seems to be something right about this youngster. MI is known to unearth gems, with Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya being the mainstays of the Indian team now. A left-hander in the middle order would be a good option to look ahead for Team India as they prepare for the long T20 season ahead.

3. Mohsin Khan

He has been good at the death as well although used scarcely by skipper KL Rahul. He will be competing for a place with Arshdeep though, who has been the best death bowler in this year’s IPL. Sooner rather than later, Mohsin will play for India and the future looks promising for the youngster from Uttar Pradesh.

2. Shikhar Dhawan

It is no hidden secret that Dhawan has always been the man for a big occasion. He was the Man of the Tournament when India last won an ICC event in 2013 and also notched crucial centuries in 2015 and 2019 ODI World Cups. With India looking to end their long wait for an ICC trophy, Dhawan is one player India should keep in their scheme of things.

1. Rahul Tripathi

Rahul Tripathi is a very versatile batter and he proved it when he played as an opener at RPSG, a finisher at KKR initially, and a number 3 batter for SRH. He has scored 400+ runs in another IPL season at a strike rate of 158. One more thing to note is the fact that Tripathi is comfortable against both pace and spin