Most of the Indian senior players are like to make a return in the team when the selection committee meet on Monday to pick the team for the Asia Cup.
The selectors had rested several senior players including regular captain Mahendra Singh, Sachin Tendulkar. But the youngsters failed miserably under Raina's leadership in the Tri-Nations tournament in Zimbabwe, being knocked out in the preliminary stages.
It was a double set back for the Indian team which had failed to reach the semifinals in ICC World Cup Twenty20 in West Indies.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, bowlers Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra and spinner Harbhajan Singh are certain to return to the squad while Yuvraj Singh's selection is doubtful because of his fitness and moreover because of his poor form off late.
Opener Virender Sehwag is also recovering from a shoulder injury and is going under rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Rohit Sharma, the only Indian to have impressed in Zimbabwe, is likely to be retained in the squad, along with Virat Kohli. Even R Ashwin will fancy his chances after having put on a good performance towards in the Tri-Nations tournament.