11. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar immediately made his presence after returning from injury against the limited-overs series against England. He was India’s most economical bowler in the team strangulating English batters in the power play and death overs.
10. Jasprit Bumrah
His economy rate of 6.42 at home is slightly better than his rate of 6.88 in T20Is played outside India. Notably, Jasprit’s bowling average and strike rate are superior outside India than on home soil.
9. Rahul Chahar
In 66 T20 matches, the leg-spinner has picked up 82 wickets at a good average of 21.36. His economy rate is also impressive as it is below 8. So Chahar is also good at keeping opposition batters under a tight leash.
8. Ravi Ashwin
The biggest surprise inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad and probably the smartest. Ravi Ashwin comes with a plethora of experience and is only one of the five spinners to have the ability to take the ball away from the left-hand batters.
7. Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja also is a gun fielder and saves more runs most often than not. His bowling is very economical, which makes batters to be aggressive and lose a wicket in the process. Jadeja also provides the team with an extra left-hand option
6. Hardik Pandya
All-rounder Hardik Pandya will be the key to India’s success at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Pandya was just a few months old in the international arena when he represented the country in the 2016 T20 World Cup.
5. Rishabh Pant (wk)
The maverick batter started it during the Test series against Australia and displayed his phenomenal ball striking skills during the T20I series against England too. Pant has stormed back to the team by letting his bat do all the talking.
4. Suryakumar Yadav
Yadav’s ability to play spin superbly was also one of the clinchers for the selectors to name him in the squad for the T20 World Cup. Also, he can be flexible in the batting order and can bat numbers three, four, and five.
3. Virat Kohli (c)
Virat Kohli is the world’s most successful T20I batsman. The Indian cricket team captain has 3159 runs in an 89-match T20I career. The right-handed batsman has aggregated those runs with his batting average being 52.65.
2. KL Rahul
In-form KL Rahul has achieved much success as an opening batsman in the T20 format. Since the tournament will take place in the UAE conditions, both Rohit and KL Rahul will likely fire.
1. Rohit Sharma
Speaking of numbers in T20I cricket, Rohit Sharma has aggregated 2,864 runs in 103 T20I innings. He is only behind skipper Virat Kohli in terms of batsmen with the most runs in T20 international cricket.