Shikhar Dhawan will lead both the ODI and the T20I sides in Sri Lanka. Dhawan is an all-time ODI great with 5977 runs in 139 innings at an average of 45.28 with 17 hundreds.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named the vice-captain for the Sri Lanka tour. He has bagged 138 ODI wickets at an excellent economy rate of 5.01.
Devdutt Padikkal outscored both AB and Kohli in the 2020 IPL in the UAE and was in stunning form in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Prithvi Shaw was in jaw-dropping form with the bat in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy and continued in the same vain in the 2021 IPL where he scored at a strike rate of 166.48.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was one of the stars for Chennai Super Kings in their worst ever IPL campaign in 2020 in the UAE - he topped the batting averages chart for CSK scoring 204 runs in 6 matches with 3 fifties. He took his batting to a higher level in IPL 2021 and formed a match-winning partnership with Faf du Plessis at the top of the order.
The mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy rose to the limelight during the 2020 edition of the IPL when he left behind other bigger names in KKR and topped the wickets-chart for the franchise in the UAE. Chakravarthy returned with 17 wickets in 13 matches at an economy rate of just 6.84 which meant that not only was he a lethal wicket-taker during the season but also very restrictive.
Suryakumar Yadav was the Mr Consistent for Mumbai Indians between IPL 2018 and 2020 and had a great first outing for India in T20I cricket hammering 57 off just 31 balls against England in Ahmedabad.
Manish Pandey has a T20I average of 44.31 for India but has been in and out of the limited over sides.
Hardik Pandya has been one of the game-changers for Mumbai Indians in the lower order and has a strike rate of 157.23 in the tournament. His ODI strike rate of 117.31 is amongst the highest in the format's history.
Nitish Rana has been the constant for KKR in the last few seasons scoring big runs at a high strike rate at the top of the order. The left-hander has scored more than 300 runs every season between 2017-2020. He aggregated 344 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 146.38 in 2019 and 352 runs in as many matches at a rate of 138.58 in 2020.
Ishan Kishan was in great form in IPL 2020 where he was the top-scorer for the Mumbai Indians with 516 runs in 14 matches at a high scoring rate of almost 146.
Sanju Samson lit the opening stages of both IPL 2020 and 2021 with stunning performances but then his form tapered in the tournament. Consistency has been his bane in limited overs' cricket.
Yuzvendra Chahal had a poor IPL 2021 for the Challengers and has seen a decline in his numbers for India in T20 cricket. Since 2019, he has just picked 18 wickets in 21 T20Is at a strike rate of 27.3 and economy rate of 9.14 - his inability to pick wickets and control the flow of runs in the middle overs has been a big cause of worry for India.
Rahul Chahar was the leading wicket-taker amongst the spinners in IPL 2021 and returned with 11 wickets in 7 matches at a strike rate of 15.2. Not only did he take quality opposition wickets but also was very restrictive giving away just 7.21 runs per over.
Krishnappa Gowtham has two unique qualities in limited overs' cricket - first, is his ability to restrict the opposition batsmen - he has an economy rate of 4.73 in List A cricket and 7.6 in T20 cricket.His other standout quality is his ability to hit the long ball batting in the lower middle-order. Gowtham has a stunning strike rate of 141.26 in List A cricket and 159.24 in T20 cricket.
Krunal Pandya is a useful lower-order hitter and a restrictive slow left-arm orthodox bowler in limited overs cricket. He has a strike rate of 137.51 and economy rate of 7.35 in T20 cricket.
After a brilliant IPL 2018, where he returned with 17 wickets at a strike rate of 18.11, Kuldeep Yadav witnessed a dramatic turn of events and lost all form and rhythm next season. He could pick just four wickets in 9 matches at an average of 71.5 in 2019 and since then has been on a downward spiral.
Deepak Chahar has been the unsung hero for CSK over the years. He was at his best in 2019 when he picked 22 wickets in 17 matches at a strike rate of 17.5 and economy rate of 7.47 playing a pivotal role in taking his team to the final where they were beaten by the Mumbai Indians.
Left-arm seamer Chetan Sakariya had a dream debut in the IPL when he returned with 3-31 in his 4 overs for the Rajasthan Royals against the Punjab Kings in Chennai in 2021. His biggest strength is his ability to swing the white ball and that was on display throughout the truncated season.
Navdeep Saini has played 7 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India and has an impressive economy rate of 7.15 in T20I cricket.