Rishabh Pant has lost his Test place to Wriddhiman Saha, who Virat Kohli expects to prove his worth for India against South Africa.
India have lost Shikhar Dhawan for the rest of the World Cup but are backing youngster Rishabh Pant to bolster their squad in England.
Rishabh Pant is on standby in case Shikhar Dhawan can play no further part in the Cricket World Cup.
We take a look at the best 11 players not selected for their country's 15-man Cricket World Cup squads.
Delhi Capitals chased down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 162-8 with one ball to spare at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
Rajasthan Royals failed to defend 115-9 as Amit Mishra's 3-17 and Rishabh Pant's unbeaten half-century saw Delhi Capitals to victory.
Rishabh Pant was Delhi Capitals' hero after Ajinkya Rahane showed he is not feeling sorry for himself having lost the Royals captaincy.
Despite appearing to be well placed in recent months, neither Rishabh Pant nor Ambati Rayudu have been selected for Cricket World Cup duty.
Rishabh Pant struck seven sixes and as many fours in a match-winning knock for Delhi Capitals in Mumbai.