11. Yuzvendra Chahal

He has an economy rate of 5.2 in the ODI format and has picked 2 five-wicket hauls for the team. Chahal also brings experience to the table and is a complete team man. He can be the man who makes a huge impact on his day with the ball.

10. Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah has provided breakthroughs whenever his captain needed him to pick wickets. He rarely has off days and is the best death bowler in the circuit. To add a cherry to the cake, Bumrah has improved as a batsman as well.

9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

He has featured in 119 ODIs for India picking up 141 wickets at an average of 34.2. His economy of 5.03 is one of the best when it comes to modern-day cricket and for the same reason, he is being backed by the team management. Bhuvi bowls some tough overs upfront and at the death. He will be crucial for India going forward and in this series

8. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin is one of the most intelligent cricketers on this planet. He can outsmart the batsman and even if a batting collapse occurs, Ashwin can steady the ship. Without any doubt, he is the premier spinner in this squad.

7. Shardul Thakur

Thakur has played 15 ODIs and scored 107 runs at a strike rate of 144.59. Adding on, he has picked 22 wickets as well. He is someone who can bowl his full quota of 10 overs and smash some quickfire 20 runs for the team. Hence, his presence is an asset for any team he plays.

6. Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper)

Pant is one of the prime contenders for the role of captain. And there is no doubt that the team will be looking to shape him into a more mature player. His rise has been exponential so far.

5. Venkatesh Iyer

Talking about his bowling, he is a handy bowler who can bowl his full quota of overs. He has an economy rate of 4 in T20Is and 8.12 in the IPL. Iyer is a perfect seam bowling all-rounder and can be the perfect choice for the upcoming T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup as well.

4. Suryakumar Yadav

Since Yuvraj departed from the Indian team, there have been numerous batsmen who have tried to settle themselves in the prestigious number four position. But, unfortunately, most of them have failed. However, Suryakumar Yadav is one of the finest batsmen in the domestic circuit at the moment.

3. Virat Kohli

We can all consider him as a legend of the game, and legends do make a comeback. With 70 international centuries behind him, there is no doubt that he has to be in this lineup. We might witness the comeback of the “King Kohli” we know.

2. Ruturaj Gaikwad

With an average of 46.61 in the IPL, there is no doubt that he has been the “Most Valuable Player” for CSK. He can find the gaps for fun and can assist other players as well. Adding on, he is a safe fielder as well, which makes him a better option than Dhawan.

1. KL Rahul (captain)

Rahul’s record is ODIs has been excellent. After he made a comeback against Australia, his average has improved. In 38 games, he has scored 1509 runs at an average of 48.68. The Proteas might have a tough time dealing with Rahul.