In 121 T20 matches, Kuldeep Yadav has added 149 wickets to his name with his best bowling figures being 5/17. His last T20I outing came against the West Indies in August wherein he racked up three wickets and gave mere 12 runs in his four overs with one maiden.

5.Kuldeep Yadav (T20Is)

Ravi Bishnoi in T20Is, has racked up 16 wickets in just 10 matches.Adding to this, in his previous two outings for Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he picked four wickets and proved to be economical for the side. Despite that, he has no place in any of the squads in India's next assignment.

4.Ravi Bishnoi  (Both ODIs and T20Is)

Shikhar Dhawan has amassed 6793 runs in 167 ODI matches at an average of 44.11. However, the opener has been unable to hit the ground running with his willow after registering a string of low scores in the last six outings.

3.Shikhar Dhawan (ODIs)

2. Shardul Thakur (ODIs and T20Is)

Shardul Thakur has featured in 31 outings in the 50-overs format and racked up 44 wickets. He has the potential to get some movement and add variations with the ball. However, dropping the pacer means the Indian side will need to look for solutions in other pacers making the cut in the squad.

1.Sanju Samson (ODIs)

Sanju Samson has smashed 330 runs in 11 ODIs so far but he somehow doesn't remain the priority pick of selectors during squad selection.  It remains to be seen if the batter will feature in the bilateral series post the Sri Lanka contest.