Meanwhile, a mouthwatering showdown is expected in the men's long jump with national record holder Murali Sreeshankar set to be tested by Jeswin Aldrin.
Alongside Poovamma Raju, it will be one of the most closely fought events in the meet which will be held on Wednesday in Thiruvananthapuram.
However, it was 20-year-old Jeswin who overshadowed the 26-year-old by coming agonisingly close to the national record of 8.26m.
Among the standout names who will be on show is Hima Das, the national record holder in the women’s 400m.
Hima, S Dhanalakshmi and AT Daneshwari will make the women's 200m an event to watch.
When asked if she wanted to focus on the shorter sprints (100 and 200m) or the 400m, Hima admitted that it was too early to tell.
Son of a farmer, a strapping Neeraj, who turned 24 on Friday, immortalised his name in Indian sports history with his gold-winning throw of 87.58m on August 7, the penultimate day of the showpiece.
Das had become the first Indian sprinter to win a world title when she triumphed in the 400m event of the World U-20 Championships in 2018.
World Athletics U20 Championships: This is just beginning, says Hima Das as Priya Mohan finishes 4th in women's 400m final
Sprinter Hima Das termed it as a 'great start' and said this is just a beginning and Priya Mohan has a long way to go.
She scored 63 in English, 84 in Assamese, 60 in Advanced Assamese, 75 in Political Science, 67 in Education and 46 in Geography.
Non-cricketing female sportspersons made sure that 2018 was not only about men in blue but also about women who sweat it out equally.
The team claimed a top-podium finish after they completed the race within a clock timing of 3:28.72 in the final round.
India has been winning the gold in this event since 2002 Asian Games.
Hima, the silver medallist in the women's 400m, lined up for the semifinal heat number two but had to make a premature exit due to a false start.
Athletes Hima, Anas and Dutee lend silver lining to India’s day in track events by notching up three second-place finishes.