Pant is also angling for a back-up role, behind the stumps, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni installed as India's first choice wicket-keeper. The Committee of Administrators along with office bearers had decided on the date during a meeting last week.
The Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) Monday will meet to decide on the 15-member squad of Team India for the upcoming World Cup 2019.
Pant, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik have all been auditioned in the slot and all have been found wanting.
The 33-year-old, who failed the YoYo test and was not considered for the series in England last year, has been India's primary No. 4 batsman, scoring 464 runs at 42.18 and an overall aggregate of 639 runs at 42.60 in 20 innings after the last Champions Trophy.
Indian selectors will announce the team for the World Cup on Monday. Sachin Tendulkar who has scored 1,767 as opener, is also the highest at No. 4 with 400.
Having made a conscientious effort to pick the best for ODIs, starting with the tour of South Africa in early 2018, it should not be tall ask for the selectors to name the 15 for the World Cup.
Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are set to make it to the squad but the door is wide open for the fourth seamer.
The BCCI has chose to announce the team eight days ahead of the deadline.
Prasad and his selection committee colleagues will also weigh the relative merit of Shankar's medium pace and Jadeja's left-arm spin before naming the second all-rounder.