The champion player that he is however, it might not take Ravichandran Ashwin long to return to the destructive ways of the old come 4 June.A
Rahane's current situation is as gloomy as it could possibly ever be. It wouldn't be long before Rahul knocks the selector's door for India's next ODI assignment.
Kohli has scored 17 centuries while chasing in ODIs, which is the joint highest by any player. Fifteen of those centuries have come in winning causes.
Champions Trophy 2017: MS Dhoni's cricketing wisdom will add necessary calm to Virat Kohli-led India
Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be the force he once used to be, but his all-round cricketing wisdom would be precious for India if they are to defend their crown.
Champions Trophy 2017: Dinesh Karthik desperately needs to grab limited chances to resurrect India career
That Karthik has found himself in the team despite not being a part of those preparations is because of his hard work, perseverance, determination and a tinge of luck.
When Yuvraj walks out for India against Pakistan at Birmingham, he will return to the stage — the Champions Trophy — on which he performed his first act of majesty.
Rohit may not have been in the best of form, but his leadership skills led Mumbai Indians to their third title win, which will give him momentum in the Champions Trophy as well.
Earlier Umesh used to rely almost solely on bowling fast and bouncing the batsmen out. However, he has developed other means to take wickets.
Champions Trophy 2017: Evolved Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the perfect man to spearhead India's pace attack
While Bhuvneshwar will have to deal with bowlers of similar experience as him, but his all-rounded abilities as a fast bowler makes him the ideal candidate to spearhead the Indian pace attack.
Champions Trophy 2017: Hardik Pandya's lively pace, ability to finish games make him vital for India
The lively pace with which Hardik bowls had given him the breakthrough into the Test squad and come the Champions Trophy, this quality of Hardik will solve captain Virat Kohli’s headache.
Jasprit Bumrah will be a key member for India in their defence of the Champions Trophy and would be more than a handful in pacer-friendly conditions in England.
Despite his lack of form in IPL-10, Jadeja still forms the core of the squad that reached England on Thursday, with the all-rounder banking both on his form throughout the bygone season and his last appearance in the mega event.
Mohammed Shami averages almost two wickets every game having takes 87 in just 47 matches playing for the men in blue. In the 46 innings that he has had to bowl in, he's gone wicket-less in just five. So with Shami on the side, you simply have a bowlers that gets you wickets.
Kedar Jadhav's all-round abilities, including his batting skills at No 6 and thus will be important for India in their defence of the Champions Trophy title.