Pant had a good outing with the bat on India A's tour to England.
Cricket Australia had imposed a one-year ban on Smith and Warner for their roles in the ball-tampering plot.
The third Test between England and India will be played at Trent Bridge from August 18.
Ravi Shastri has come under fire given the failures of team India in England Test series.
These five openers have been scoring runs in huge numbers in Indian domestic cricket.
There are talks of MS DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY's sequel.
Kuldeep has named the veteran leg-spinner as his idol many times.