5) Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya has been one of the best genuine all-rounders in the shortest format of the game for India in the last few years. It gets sadder when you realize that Krunal Pandya has several match-winning performances against top teams in his short T20I career.

4) Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson is arguably one of the most talented players from India. Several cricket pundits and experts rate him really highly. However, he has always been in and out of India’s T20I side. Another important point to remember is that Samsom was superb in the first half of IPL 2021.

3) Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw is currently the man in form. 2021 has turned out to be a good year for him as he kept performing in the limited opportunities he got. His aggressive approach is tailor-made for the shortest format of the game.

2) Shikhar Dhawan

The Indian opener was India’s captain in their last T20I series as well. To make matters more confusing, he had scored the most number of runs in that T20I series. It seems strange when you realize that he has worked on his strike rate as well.

1) Yuzvendra Chahal

Unarguably the unluckiest of them all, Chahal has been omitted from the WC squad. This is really absurd in nature as he was India’s lead spinner in T20Is until yesterday. As a matter of fact, he was supposed to be one of India’s key players going into the tournament.