10. SRH – T. Natarajan

In the 2022 edition of the IPL, Natarajan has returned to the field and has picked four wickets in two matches. Although the team has lost both their matches, his execution at the death overs with his lethal yorkers has certainly brought him in the picture for selection.

9. RCB- Dinesh Karthik

In IPL 2022, Karthik scored 32* off 14 against PBKS, and followed it up with 14* off seven balls to play a finishing role to hand RCB their first win in the season. Moreover, he played a match-winning knock for RCB with his 44* off 23 against RR to give his side another win. Looking at his current performances, he will be a key candidate for a wicketkeeper/batter slot.

8. Rajasthan Royals – Navdeep Saini

In the IPL 2022 season, Saini is playing for RR and has picked up three wickets in two matches so far, which includes a strong performance against hard-hitter Kieron Pollard. Hence, he can turn out to be another potential candidate for the pace bowling department of the Indian team.

7. Punjab Kings – Rahul Chahar

In July 2021, Rahul made his only ODI appearance against Sri Lanka and finished with figures of 3/54. He has last featured for India in a T20I fixture against Namibia in November 2021. Since then he has been dropped from the Indian side after the comeback of Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, and the emergence of Ravi Bishnoi.

6. Mumbai Indians – Mayank Markande

In the 2021 edition, he got an opportunity to feature in only one game for RR. In this season, he has been playing for MI, where his abilities are known and can be given an opportunity to help the team in winning matches and thereby making a case for selection to the Indian team as well.

5. LSG – Krunal Pandya

In March 2021, he played his first ODI match against England. He again performed very well with 58 off 31 balls, and thereby helping the team to win the match. In five ODIs, Krunal has garnered 130 runs, and in 19 T20Is  he has 124 runs and 15 scalps. In IPL 2022, he has garnered 27 runs and picked three wickets and can make a comeback due to his track record and current form.

4. KKR – Varun Chakaravarthy

He last played for India against Scotland, which was the last fixture of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup 2021, and returned with figures of 0/15 off three overs. Varun has not been a permanent member of his state team Tamil Nadu and will bank on the IPL for getting recalled to the Indian team. In IPL 2022, he has scalped three wickets at an impressive economy of 6.38.

3. Gujarat Titans –  Rahul Tewatia

In the ongoing IPL 2022, Tewatia has started on a strong note by slamming 40* off 24 balls and helping Gujarat Titans (GT) to secure their first victory in the tournament. He can be handy with the ball as well to contain the opposition.

2. Delhi Capitals – Khaleel Ahmed

In 11 ODIs, he has 15 scalps and picked up 13 wickets in 14 T20Is. He last featured in the Blue jersey in November 2019 against Bangladesh, while giving away 27 runs off four overs. In IPL 2022, he is featuring for Delhi Capitals (DC) and has been impressive, taking four wickets by giving away 61 runs in eight overs

1. Chennai Super Kings – Shivam Dube

Dube last featured for the Indian team in February 2020 against New Zealand. In 13 T20I appearances, he has 105 runs and five wickets to his name. As the national team is in dire need of a pace-bowling all-rounder, Dube will compete with Hardik Pandya and Venkatesh Iyer for the spot.