5. Krishnappa Gowtham

Gowtham got to make his debut in the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and picked one wicket in the last ODI. The Karnataka player also comes with a reputation to finish games as evidenced by his good domestic record.

4. Jayant Yadav

He is yet to make his T20I debut, but due to his tremendous experience in the List A and domestic T20 matches, Yadav can lend solidarity to India’s spin department in the absence of Sundar.

3. Axar Patel

The 27-year-old has so far taken nine wickets in 12 T20Is with a good economy rate of seven runs per over. Considering short boundaries and opposition batters looking to slog every ball, Axar can be a good replacement option for Sundar.

2. Krunal Pandya

The senior Pandya is pretty similar to what Sundar is. Both are left-handed batters and bowlers. Also, Krunal would be eyeing to make a mark for Mumbai Indians in the UAE leg of IPL. He has so far played 19 T20Is, picking up 15 wickets and scoring 124 runs.

1. Ravichandran Ashwin

India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin could potentially push for his inclusion in the T20 World Cup team. Over the past two years, Ashwin had been continuously overlooked due to India’s fascination with bringing all-around and mystery players into the team.