Rishabh Pant :
Rishabh Pant , proved his skill in recent Test matches and got back to his favorite T20 format in Indian squad. Previously , KL Rahul was the wicket keeper batsman for Team India with the absence of Rishabh Pant .But , now Rishabh Pant will be the wicket keeper batsman in this entire series to test his skills . It’s a great opportunity for him to prove his ability against England to seal his spot in the World Cup. T20. Hope he will became the modern day finisher along with Hardik Pandya to fill the void of MSDhoni in the Indian Team .
After many struggles Surya Kumar got his maiden call up for the National side with his IPL performance , and it’s high time for him to grab the opportunity in this five match T20 series.If he added into playing XI ,he will likely to play at No: 4 position.There were high competition in the squad for his batting position for T20 world cup . Players like Shreyas Iyer who already proved himself in this spot against NewZealand series with brilliant performances and even KLRahul also might suit in this position , if Shikhar Dhawan opened with Rohit Sharma , and one more possibility Rishabh pant might also seal this spot if Ravindra Jadeja , Washington Sundar were in the Playing XI. Since , Team India were in a situation to try out fresh combination ahead of T20 world cup we might see new combination which involves strong batting depth in the Playing XI.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar , was one of the experienced fast bowlers for India, who missed his place in the Team due to injury . He was known for his swing bowling technique and also had some good batting technique to score runs with the Bat. His performance in this series without an injury is highly important for Indian Team . Combination of Bumrah , Natarajan , Bhuvneshwar Kumar will threaten the opponents in the T20 world Cup with the fact that these three seamers were best at different skills .
Hardik Pandya, was the prime all rounder for Team India from 2016 T20 world Cup , No one will forget his last over bowling against Bangladesh Bangalore.He proved his batting skills in Australia series and got man of the series. But, in this series he must get back to his bowling form to get better balance in the Team. Because in T20 format , any bowler can have a bad day on field . So , he must bowl well in this series to become a better sixth bowling option for Virat Kholi.
Shardul Thakur was a good option for his wicket taking ability with his line and length in the India- Australia series and his batting skills were improved in recent times , which we witness in both Border Gavaskar Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy .He might be the first option for the Team, if any of the prime bowlers were injured or unavailable to get better balance in the lower middle order . Even in this series, Natarajan availability is not yet confirmed by the Team . So , he might replace him in the Playing XI to test his strength in bowling and batting .