3. Rishabh Pant

He has been handling the captaincy of his Indian T20 League franchise, Delhi, for some time now and has fared well. Earlier this year, the 25-year-old was also given the opportunity to lead India in a five-match T20I series against South Africa. 

2. Hardik Pandya

The star all-rounder Hardik Pandya surprised everyone with his excellent captaincy in the Indian T20 League 2022. After the tournament, Hardik also got an opportunity to lead India against Ireland in a two-match T20I series. In the absence of most of the senior players, he performed admirably to lead India to a 2-0 victory.

1. KL Rahul

The star batter KL Rahul is currently the Vice Captain of the Indian team in all formats. He has the highest chance of becoming the next in charge of the Men in Blue in T20I cricket. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Rahul has also led the team in a few bilateral series.