5. Harshal Patel

Patel returned as the leading-wicket taker with 32 scalps in 15 matches at an economy of 8.14 to equal Dwayne Bravo’s record of picking the most wickets in a single IPL season. His performances helped the team to finish third in the points table and seal a playoff spot. Although RCB could not win the title, he got a national call-up for the first time in his career.

4. Prasidh Krishna

In IPL 2022, he is featuring for Rajasthan Royals (RR) and has been terrific taking wickets in the powerplay as well as in death overs. In 11 matches, he has 13 wickets to his name at an economy of 8.30. Among all the players, he can serve as a perfect candidate due to the combination of pace and bounce, with the latter one coming due to his height.

3. Mohsin Khan

The Sambhal-born player has 43 wickets in 32 T20s and has a good knowledge of the shortest format of the game. He can be floated in the upcoming tours of the national team. Since the retirement of Zaheer Khan, Team India has not witnessed any left-arm pacer, who has been consistent-enough and can be a possible option for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

2. Umran Malik

In 11 appearances, Srinagar-born cricketer has picked up 15 wickets at an economy of 9.10. With not enough games under his belt, he be can given an opportunity in the bilateral series against South Africa before the T20 World Cup 2022. If he does well in the series, he can surely serve as a lethal weapon for the Indian team.

1. Arshdeep Singh

In the ongoing season, Singh has picked up only six wickets in 11 games but has a fine economy of 7.79.  He has nailed his yorkers in perfect manner and emerged as the most reliable option for his captain in the death overs. With the right pace and the advantage of being a left-arm pacer, he is certainly a quality option for the selectors.