Despite being the youngest in the squad, he led the team to win the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. The International Cricket Council (ICC) named him one of five breakout stars in men's cricket in 2018.
Shaw had a rough start in international games, and his series of injuries prevented him from entering the national team. Former fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar said Shaw’s fitness was why he had “fallen" in the sport.
All-rounder Venkatesh Iyer is next on the list. Iyer did not require an entire season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to show his talent. After being picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2021, he scored 370 runs in as little as ten games in the first season with the team.
In late 2021, Iyer was invited to play for Team India as a replacement for the injured all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Despite showing a less stellar performance in his first ODI game against South Africa at Boland Park, Iyer was praised for his perfect finisher role in the T20s. There, he posted 133 runs in only nine games and a strike rate of 162.2.
In the following season, Iyer struggled to maintain his playing form. While he was having a rough time returning to his prime, Pandya would make his return with much better playing stats. In addition, Pandya’s powerplay bowl made him an appropriate pick over Iyer.
All-rounder Shivam Dube debuted his international career with India in 2019. Compared to the two players above, Dube had a less impressive debut. In his first T20 against Bangladesh, Dube only made three successful bowling attempts and gave away nine runs.