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Over the last few years, it has become the norm for a player to put curtains on his international career respectfully after playing the ICC event. Moreover, It is typical for cricketers to design their careers keeping ICC events as milestones. Carrying this trend, a few players could retire after the T20 World Cup 2022.
In this era where lucrative t20 cricket is prospering promptly, it is not worthwhile for a cricketer to be in the contest for the national team when he is not optimistic about being part of the next ICC event. So considering his age, his form, his team demand and the pressure of the media (in terms of grabbing the place of some young blood), players could retire to get themselves handy for some other better role in cricket.
Martin Guptil straight away comes in mind when we talk about players who could retire
After heroic and brilliant innings coming from the bat of Fin Allen in this ongoing world cup, Guptil’s T20 international career is going to end soon. Moreover one of the most capped players for New Zealand does not play as aggressively as the younger one does.
New Zealand already have Kane Williamson and Devon Conway to anchor the innings in the top order, So they will prefer to make him more exposed to the international circuit. 36 years old is the highest run scorer in T20Is for New Zealand and will be remembered for his heroic innings for the kiwis.
Aaron Finch is of the players who could retire from T20is right after retiring from ODIs
With players such as Josh Inglis and Cameron Green pushing for the opener’s slot, Finch could decide to leave the T20I squad, too. Maybe, after the conclusion of the tournament, it won’t be a surprise if he retires from all forms of the game.
The veteran has been striving for form in recent years. Yes, he does score some brilliant knocks at times but the inconsistency is not helping the team. His captaincy has also been questioned after a series loss against India and a near whitewash against England in his backyard.
This could be the last world cup for Afghanistan’s Cricket team’s backbone
Mohammad Nabi has always been there for the Afghanistan cricket team, loyal and handy for his team. But he has been struggling to get to his best during the last Asia cup and also their t20 series defeat against Ireland. Though he has played some brilliant cameos still his form has been questioned in terms of persistence.
With the ODI World Cup in sense, he could decide to stick around in the 50-over format. His sudden retirement will leave a big chasm and turmoil in Afghanistan Cricket.
Indian Finisher might finish his career to be on the list of elite players who could retire after this World Cup
Many considered Dinesh Karthik out of contention in international cricket but he made a passionate comeback. However, the team man that he is, DK could retire from the game after the 2022 T20 World cup. But he will be focusing on extending his franchise career.
The Indian cricket management has always given opportunities to the young players more than the aged players. The right-arm wicket-keeper batsman has not been considered in their t20 squad against New Zealand and it looks plump that they are going to invest more in Sanju-Samson who is very handy in the department of finishing the game and is much younger as well.