In a virtual media interaction ahead of their departure for the ODI series and subsequent World Cup in New Zealand, Powar and skipper Mithali Raj also spoke about the team's preparations.
In many ways this is the last dance for India under this regime.
Raina also said that the Indian pace attack has plenty of experience and the inclusion of Shardul Thakur will give extra strength to the pacers that skipper Virat Kohli has at his disposal.
Shoaib Malik had captained Pakistan in the inaugural event in 2007 and was a member of the side that won the tournament in 2009.
Rohit Sharma is a constant as India's all-format opener and in T20, KL Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli had opened with him but in the upcoming T20 World Cup, Kishan might be seen alongside him.
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Meanwhile, the decision on Sohaib Maqsood's inclusion in the squad will be made following medical advice.
The Virat Kohli-led India will begin their T20 World Cup campaign when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium on October 24.
Despite his team playing in spin-friendly surfaces such as the one in Chennai, Yuzvendra Chahal struggled for rhythm and could only pick four wickets in seven matches at an economy of 8.26.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is yet to officially announce Nabi's appointment as captain but the 36-year-old all-rounder tweeted that he has been chosen to lead the team.
Ishan Kishan and Varun Chakaravarthy have been rewarded for their consistent performance in the IPL and the few opportunities they got with the Indian team.
Along with the original squad, the selectors will also pick travelling reserves who will go to the UAE alongside the 15-member squad as per COVID-19 protocols.
The Babar Azam-led squad will also play in upcoming T20Is against New Zealand and England before the World Cup.
The Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup is all set to be named next week with the national selectors meeting after the fourth Test against England.
Another issue on the table is likely to be the presence of three wicketkeepers in the side, especially Dinesh Karthik, who has not performed in ODI cricket for a long time and had a wretched IPL.
Gulbadin Naib will lead the side which also features Mohammad Shahzad and spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman.