ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is going to take place in Australia later this year. A total of 16 teams will participate in this mega event and the final will be played on November, 13 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The next T20 World Cup will be played in 2024. That’s why many big stars might retire from the International T20 format after the T20 World Cup 2022.
As cricket fans, we always want to see our Star Player on the cricket field. However, we have to go with reality. Now, we look at five players that might take retirement from International T20Is after the mega event. However, they might play other formats.
Players Who Might Retire After ICC T20 World Cup 2022
#1. Virat Kohli
The iconic cricketer, Virat Kohli is the greatest batsman across all formats with more than 23000 runs in International cricket. The right-handed batsman has compiled 3308 runs at a splendid average of over 50 and a strike rate of 137.7. However, he is struggling with the bat for the last two years and continuous tough competition from young Indian batters might force him to take retirement. It may also depend on his performance in T20 World Cup 2022 and World Cup 2023.
#2. Rohit Sharma
The captain of the Indian team, Rohit Sharma has played 128 International T20 games and scored 3379 runs. He compiled these runs at an average of 32.2 and a strike rate of 139.6. He also smashed four hundred in International T20.
The Left-handed opening batsman from Australia, David Warner made his International T20 debut in 2009. He has scored 2684 runs so far in 91 T20I games at an average of 33.5 and strike rate of 140.9. He might take retirement from T20I after this event.
Like his partner, Aaron Finch might take retirement from International T20 after the completion of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He has played 92 T20 games for Australia and added 2855 runs at a blistering strike rate of 145.3 and an average of 35.2. He also smashed two hundred.
#5. Shakib Al Hasan
The Star all-rounder from Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan has played 99 T20I games since 2006. He has compiled 2010 runs at a decent average of 23.1 and strike rate of 120.9. He also picked 121 scalps at a bowling average of 19.9 and an economy of 6.69.
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