ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 3 Indian Players Who Can Retire From T20Is After The Tournament

Updated - 12 Oct 2022, 01:05 PM

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Presently, there are quite a few players in the Indian cricket team who play all the 3 formats of the game. Looking aside from a few injury concerns, these players represent India in every match possible. If we take a look at India’s T20I approach, then we can understand that Men in Blue already has the transition process into the next generation in mind.

The transition process from one generation to another has never been a pertinent headache for Indian team management. Be it from the Sourav Ganguly era to the MS Dhoni era to the Virat Kohli era, the transition process has always been smooth and efficient.

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India National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter

Following the culmination of the ICC T20I World Cup 2022, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selection committee will definitely have the transition process in mind and would ask a few players to call it quits from the shortest format of international cricket, in the process paving a way for the young and budding Indian cricketers.

In this article, we take a look at 3 Indian cricketers who might retire from T20Is after the ICC T20I World Cup.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 3 Indian Players Who Can Retire From T20Is After The Tournament

1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Pic Credits: Twitter

Virat Kohli has had an immense and colossal impact in the shortest format of the game. The former India skipper has a 50+ average in this format and was awarded the player of the tournament award in the ICC T20I World Cup in 2014 and 2016.

However, with the 33-year-old entering the later stages of his career, we might see the legendary batter call it quits from the shortest format in international cricket. Keeping in mind the other two formats and also the transition process, Kohli might play his last T20I international in the ICC T20I World Cup 2022.

2. Mohammad Shami

Mohammed Shami. (Photo: Twitter)
Mohammed Shami. (Photo: Twitter)

Talismanic pacer Mohammad Shami has by far been one of the best Indian pacers of this generation. His ability to soak in pressure during the death overs and his raw pace are a few reasons why he poses as a serious headache to opposition batters.

The right arm quick has been named as a stand-by in the upcoming World Cup and he might retire from this format as well. This is because there are several young and exciting prospects in the form of Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Mohammad Siraj and Avesh Khan who are breathing under the neck of the 32-year-old pacer.

3. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: BCCI)

Fitness has been one of the biggest headaches of India’s full-time skipper Rohit Sharma. Rohit being prone to injury every now and then has forced him into the sidelines quite often. The right-hand batting dynamo is the leading run-getter in the T20I format with 3620 runs and we might see Sharma retire from this format which he bosses, in order to prolong his international career.

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