T20 World Cup: Big Players who might retire from T20Is after T20 WC in Australia

T20 World Cup 2022: Often we see that a player taking retirement just after playing the world cup. In the past, some players have planned their international retirement according to a big ICC event. It is because it might not be easy for a player to stay in the team for the next edition. And with the 8th edition of the T20 World Cup just around the corner.

So we might see a few veteran players budding goodbye to the game after the conclusion of the tournament. Here we will discuss some players who are likely to retire from international cricket after the T20 World Cup in Australia so that they can persue their career in leagues or in another way related to cricket.

1. Aaron Finch (Australia) – 2021 T20 World Cup winning captain

The Australian white-ball skipper, who led his country to their maiden T20 World Cup win in the UAE last year, Aaron Finch, is the first player who might retire from cricket. The 36-year-old had already announced his retirement from ODI cricket in June this year, and there are possible chances that he will do the same in T20Is as well. However, he will look to continue playing in T20 leagues across the globe.

2. Dinesh Karthik (India)

Many believed that India had sidelined their veteran wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik, from their plans. But it was not that DK himself was thinking. The 37-year-old showed a totally complete version of himself in the IPL 2022, which earned him a comeback to the national side after almost three years. DK was also part of India’s winning team in the 2007 T20 WC in South Africa. He has already said that he is planning to play his last World Cup for his country. And with his age, he will not become younger any more.

3. Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)

Mohammad Nabi is among the oldest players in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. He is currently 37 years old and will lead Afghanistan in the tournament. However, it is more likely that the veteran all-rounder will enter into his last WT20 of his career. With so many young Afghan players coming through the ranks, Nabi could bid adieu to the shorter format to focus on the ODI World Cup in 2023 in India.

4. Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Martin Guptill, the veteran New Zealand opener, is another player who may retire from international T20s after the tournament in Australia. This is because of his current form in the shorter format and with already young players like Devon Conway and Glenn Philips giving consistent performances, putting more pressure on him at the top of the order. He might also look to focus on the ODI World Cup 2023, so he will make this decision to do so.

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