Deepak Hooda has been in red-hot form in the recently concluded T20I series against Ireland where he earned the tag 'Hurricane'. In the first T20I, Deepak Hooda played an unbeaten followed by a fabulous hundred in the second match against the hosts. Deepak Hooda made his ODI debut against West Indies this February and got some decent numbers under his belt, scoring an unbeaten 32 in the first match and 25 run knock in the second. Considering his current form, Deepak Hooda might get a chance at number three, as he has done well in the T20s for India and Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL as well.
Shubman Gill will be in the race to replace Virat Kohli on the top-order for the upcoming match against West Indies. The Punjab-born cricketer made his One-day debut against New Zealand at Hamilton. After that, he went on play two games in this format and scored only 49 runs with the highest score reading 33. That was his last ODI match against Australia in 2022, and after the long gap, the 22-year-old received his call-up for the One-day format.
Suryakumar Yadav will be the first contender to replace Virat Kohli at number three. Considering the recent performance, the right-handed batter can score runs and also has the ability to accelerate the run rate during the crunch moments of the game. Suryakumar Yadav has been impressive in the T20I series against England where he smashed a fabulous hundred which ended up in a losing cause. However, the right-handed batter hasn't been in the same form in the ODIs against England but we can expect him at number three.