5. Harshal Patel

Patel’s successful outing in the 2021 IPL season was rewarded him with a maiden call-up for India for the T20 series against New Zealand. On his debut, he was awarded the Player of the Match award against New Zealand for taking two wickets at an economy of 6.25. His IPL performance presented a strong case for him to be a part of Team India in the 2022 T20 WC.

4. Thangarasu Natarajan

Natarajan, who picks wickets at regular intervals for his team, managed to restrict the opposing team’s batters to score big totals on many occasions. If he continues the same performances throughout the season then it would be difficult for the selectors to overlook him from the T20 World Cup squad.

3. Kuldeep Yadav

In just five matches, he managed to win two Player of the Match awards for his brilliant bowling. Compared to the previous year, what makes him different this season is his pace variation in bowling. It is just a matter of time before he will make a comeback for India as a prime spinner. He will be one of the strong contenders to sit on the plane for the T20 World Cup.

2. Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik is one of the most experienced wicket-keeper batters who has been playing the sport since 2004. After the arrival of MS Dhoni, Karthik had to take a backseat. However, he performed well with the bat as well as behind the wickets whenever he got an opportunity. The last time he played for India was in the 2019 World Cup in England.

1. Hardik Pandya

Team India’s star all-rounder has shown tremendous all-round performances in this season of the IPL. Pandya, who made himself unavailable after the 2021 T20 World Cup to regain full fitness, started the IPL 2022 with a bang. In five matches, he scored 228 runs with an average of 76. Besides, he has also scalped four wickets at a decent economy of 7.57 runs per over.