The T20 Cricket World cup is starting soon, fans are eagerly waiting for action-packed matches. But for some players, this might be the last world cup of their career. Some will retire, and some might still play in another format of the game.
The T20 World cup is just around the corner. All 16 countries and their teams are ready to battle against each other to get the trophy. Fans around the globe are marking the calendar to watch their favorite players in action. It is about a time when people do not talk about anything but cricket. Australia is already full of teams, fans, and other officials. In short, the hype for the love of cricket is real for sure.
There are a few players that we might see the last time in this T20 World Cup. Some of them are a bit aged, and few are thinking of leaving the format for personal reasons. Well, the reason might be anything, but we will miss them on the ground for the longest time possible. Here is the list of players who might missing on the next world cup.
Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Martin is the oldest and most experienced player in New Zealand. Currently, he is 36 years old and playing as an important teammate. It is speculation that he might take retirement after the world cup. He is thinking to retire from all three formats as well. Guptill has played 121 T20Is in his career and is the third-highest run-getter with 3497 runs at a strike rate of 135.80.
David Warner (Australia)
The “player of the tournament” in the 2021st world cup was David warner. He is an Australian opener and played a vital role in many victories. His aggressive yet consistent performance is proof of his dedication to game. He is 35 years old and he might also take retirement after the 2022 world cup. He has played 91 T20I and scored 2684 runs at a strike rate of 140.89. However, he will look to take his team to a successive title.
Dinesh Karthik (India)
Dinesh Karthik is the oldest player of team India. He is currently 37 years old and he thinks that he could not handle the pressure of the game anymore. The veteran wicket-keeper of the team wants to play the last world cup for his country. So on this note, he might take retirement after the Australian world cup. Dinesh has played 55 T20Is and scored 626 runs at 145.9.
Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistani players)
The magical allrounder and team’s skipper Mohammad Nabi would be the biggest loss for Afghanistan. He supported his country on various occasions. He is a man of heart as well as a keen player in all cricket formats. Mohammad is currently 38 years old and this is his last world cup for sure. He has played 101 T20Is and scored 1669 runs at 140.4, including 83 wickets with the ball as well.
Moeen Ali (England)
The classy and stylish England player will play his last world cup in Australia. He wants to get a trophy for his country in his last knock. He also gets a retirement from the test and one day. Moeen Ali is 35 years old and probably he could not play 2024 world cup. Ali has played 61 T20I for England and scored 933 runs at a strike rate of 146.7 and taken 40 wickets as well.
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladeshi players)
The no. 1 allrounder in the world and the team’s captain Shakib al Hassan will play his last world cup in Australia. He is 35 years old and playing in all his glory. But after the world cup, he might take a permanent break from the game. Shakib has played 101 T20Is in his career and scored 2045 runs at an average and strike rate of 22.98 and 120.79. He has also taken 122 wickets, which is the highest in T20I history.
Aaron Finch (Australia)
The controversial player of Australia will play his last world cup at home this year. He is 35 years old but he is perfectly fit to play. He has already taken a retirement from one day internationals, and now he is quitting the short version as well. Finch has played 95 T20 and scored 2915 runs at an average and strike rate of 34.7 and 145.8.
Rohit Sharma (Indian players)
The skipper of the team playing in full strength and dedication. He is 37 years old and he might not play 2024’s world cup. He is thinking to keep his one-day captaincy but he is leaving t20 for sure. In the latest Asia cup,there were a lot of questions arose about his captaincy. But he might answer them in the upcoming t20 world cup and win the trophy for his country.
Virat Kohli (India)
The most shocking name on the list is Virat Kohli. The 33 years old former skipper of the team is in the bad crunch of the game. He could not perform well for a very long time. The greatest player of cricket is considering bidding adieu to the game after the world cup. He often says that cricket is a part of his life, not his entire life. So a very strong rumor is going around about his retirement. He has played 109 matches, scored 3712 scores in 101 innings. He has a strike rate of 138.09, with 122 runs at his highest score in t20.