India's young guns will get an opportunity to fire on the big stage and carry forward the exceptional dominance over England when they clash with the visitors in the three-match Twenty20 series, starting on Thursday.
India have a different squad for the T20s compared to the one that was picked for the preceding ODI series. The six players who were not part of the 50-over squad are Rishabh Pant, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parvez Rasool, Suresh Raina and Ashish Nehra.
Frontline spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested, making way for off-spinner Rasool and the experienced Amit Mishra.
Among the unestablished names, the one attracting the most attention is 19-year-old sensation Rishabh Pant, who earned his maiden call-up following a prolific domestic season.
The Delhi-based wicketkeeper batsman rose to prominence with his exploits in the Under-19 World Cup last year and since then, his career graph is only rising.
The southpaw trained under coach Anil Kumble in the first net session on Tuesday and there is a good chance he might be handed the India cap. With no Shikhar Dhawan in the squad, it will be between Pant and Mandeep for the opener's slot.