Moeen Ali (Chennai Super Kings)
IPL history Royal Challengers Bangalore (2018-20), Chennai Super Kings (2021)
T20 stats Matches: 167; Inns: 158; Runs: 3513; Avg: 24.73; SR: 140.18 | Wickets 110; Avg: 26.96; Econ: 7.68
IPL stats Matches: 19; Inns: 17; Runs: 309; Avg: 20.60; SR: 158.46 | Wickets 10; Avg: 30.80; Econ: 7.13
Recent form Parsimonious bowling slipped under the radar during the ODI series in India, while he made two good starts with the bat but failed to press on. T20 opportunities have been scarce in the last 12 months.
Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals)
IPL history Rajasthan Royals (2018-21)
T20 stats Matches: 120; Inns: 61; Runs: 551; Avg: 17.21; SR: 147.72 | Wickets: 153; Avg: 22.39; Econ: 7.66
IPL stats Matches: 35; Inns: 23; Runs: 195; Avg: 15.00; SR: 157.25 | Wickets: 46; Avg: 21.32; Econ 7.13
Recent form England's leading wicket-taker in the T20I series against India despite having to manage his injuries throughout, while conceding only 7.75 runs per over. At the top of his game.
Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
IPL history Sunrisers Hyderabad (2019-21)
T20 stats Matches: 141; Inns: 128; Runs: 3093; Avg: 29.17; SR: 134.59
IPL stats Matches: 21; Inns: 21; Runs: 790; Avg: 41.57; SR: 142.34
Recent form At his explosive best in the ODI series against India. Some handy contributions in the T20I series without making a half-century.
Sam Billings (Delhi Capitals)
IPL history Delhi Daredevils (2016-17), Chennai Super Kings (2018-19), Delhi Capitals (2021)
T20 stats Matches: 187; Inns: 175; Runs: 3527; Avg: 23.67; SR: 131.01
IPL stats Matches: 22; Inns: 19; Runs: 334; Avg: 17.57; SR: 133.60
Recent form Excellent Big Bash season for Sydney Thunder but a sprained collarbone in the first ODI in India cost him the opportunity to back that up.
Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
IPL history Mumbai Indians (2016-17), Rajasthan Royals (2018-21)
T20 stats Matches: 275; Inns: 253; Runs: 6499; Avg: 31.39; SR: 144.77
IPL stats Matches: 58; Inns: 57; Runs: 1714; Avg: 34.97; SR: 149.56
Recent form Leading run-scorer for England in the T20I series in India, including a masterful 83 not out in the third fixture, but only 17 runs in three innings in the ODIs that followed.
Sam Curran (Chennai Super Kings)
IPL history Kings XI Punjab (2019), Chennai Super Kings (2020-21)
T20 stats Matches: 91; Inns: 71; Runs: 1055; Avg: 19.53; SR: 131.54 | Wickets 81; Avg: 29.83; Econ: 8.58
IPL stats Matches: 23; Inns: 19; Runs: 281; Avg: 23.41; SR: 143.36 | Wickets 23; Avg: 29.00; Econ: 8.89
Recent form Largely anonymous during the T20I series in India, but smoked a valiant, unbeaten 95 off 83 balls as England came agonisingly close to a from-behind win in the ODI series decider. Relatively tight with the ball throughout the tour.
Tom Curran (Delhi Capitals)
IPL history Kolkata Knight Riders (2018), Rajasthan Royals (2020), Delhi Capitals (2021)
T20 stats Matches: 135; Inns: 76; Runs: 972; Avg: 19.83; SR: 132.42 | Wickets 157; Avg: 25.50; Econ: 8.86
IPL stats Matches: 10; Inns: 8; Runs: 106; Avg: 26.50; SR: 117.77 | Wickets 9; Avg: 36.22; Econ: 11.50
Recent form Expensive throughout the tour of India, with his slower balls becoming increasingly predictable.
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Chris Jordan (Punjab Kings)
IPL history Royal Challengers Bangalore (2016), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2017-18), Kings XI Punjab (2020), Punjab Kings (2021)
T20 stats Matches: 217; Inns: 129; Runs: 1075; Avg: 13.96; SR: 117.87 | Wickets: 229; Avg: 27.11; Econ: 8.60
IPL stats Matches: 20; Inns: 7; Runs: 32; Avg: 6.40; SR: 88.88 | Wickets: 21; Avg: 28.11; Econ: 9.33
Recent form Leaked 10.51 runs an over in England's T20I series in India. Has not been at his best since bicep surgery last year.
Liam Livingstone (Rajasthan Royals)
IPL history Rajasthan Royals (2019, 2021)
T20 stats Matches: 128; Inns: 123; Runs: 3133; Avg: 27.48; SR: 140.36 | Wickets: 47; Avg: 18.06; Econ: 7.93
IPL stats Matches: 4; Inns: 4; Runs: 70; Avg: 23.33; SR: 145.83 | Wickets: 0; Avg: N/A; Econ: 13.00
Recent form Two eye-catching cameos in the ODI series in India - the only games he has played since an impressive Big Bash season for Perth Scorchers.
Dawid Malan (Punjab Kings)
IPL history Punjab Kings (2021)
T20 stats Matches: 228; Inns: 223; Runs: 6265; Avg: 33.32; SR: 128.40
IPL stats Matches: 0
Recent form Found a way to score runs during the T20I and ODI series in India but not at his fluent best. Struggled to make an impact in the BBL for Hobart Hurricanes but impressed throughout England's T20Is in 2020.
Eoin Morgan (Kolkata Knight Riders)
IPL history Royal Challengers Bangalore (2010), Kolkata Knight Riders (2011-13, 2020-21), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2015-16), Kings XI Punjab (2017)
T20 stats Matches: 312; Inns: 295; Runs: 6912; Avg: 27.42; SR: 132.82
IPL stats Matches: 66; Inns: 59; Runs: 1272; Avg: 25.44; SR: 126.31
Recent form Struggled for rhythm in the T20I series against India and split the webbing in his hand in the first ODI, ruling him out for the following two fixtures. He had been in the best form of his T20 career in the 18 months leading up to that tour, but has generally struggled on slower pitches in India.
Jason Roy (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
IPL history Gujarat Lions (2017), Delhi Daredevils (2018), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2021)
T20 stats Matches: 235; Inns: 230; Runs: 6085; Avg: 27.78; SR: 142.47
IPL stats Matches: 8; Inns: 8; Runs: 179; Avg: 29.83; SR: 133.58
Recent form Three scores in the 40s in the T20Is in India. Ultra-attacking against spin without too much timing, but looked more fluent in the ODIs.
Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals)
IPL history Rising Pune Supergiant (2017), Rajasthan Royals (2018-21)
T20 stats Matches: 139; Inns: 126; Runs: 2752; Avg: 25.96; SR: 136.50 | Wickets 75; Avg: 32.74; Econ: 8.52
IPL stats Matches: 42; Inns: 41; Runs: 920; Avg: 26.28; SR: 135.09 | Wickets 28; Avg: 34.35; Econ: 8.52
Recent form Limited impact in the T20I series but showed off his ability to slip into sixth gear during the ODIs that followed. Bowled regularly throughout the limited-overs leg of the tour and should provide a sixth option for the Royals.
Chris Woakes (Delhi Capitals)
IPL history Kolkata Knight Riders (2017), Royal Challengers Bangalore (2018), Delhi Capitals (2021)
T20 stats Matches: 111; Inns: 69; Runs: 803; Avg: 24.33; SR: 136.10 | Wickets 121; Avg: 25.12; Econ: 8.38
IPL stats Matches: 18; Inns: 11; Runs: 63; Avg: 10.50; SR: 95.45 | Wickets 25; Avg: 23.04; Econ: 9.24
Recent form None to speak of in T20s - or any format for that matter, after a winter spent warming the bench. Impressive in the ODI series against Australia at the end of last summer, bowling in all three phases of the innings.
Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98