5 Players Who Might Retire After 2023 Cricket World Cup
Every ICC event will see at least a few players retire from the game. Not just the team managements, even cricketers plan their careers around ICC events. The event usually will be their last chance to win an ICC trophy, and irrespective of whether they win or lose, they make way for the youngsters. In this article, we take a look at five players who might retire after the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
The 2023 Cricket World Cup, which will take place in India, could also be the last time that we will witness a few cricketers in the International arena. We take a look at five such players in this article.
1) Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan could as well retire from international cricket after the event in 2023. Dhawan has done well for India in ICC events, and if he gets a chance to be part of the event, he will be itching to have a glorious end to his career. However, unless Dhawan remains in terrific form in the next two years, with the likes of KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw around, Dhawan might find it hard to play for the country. That said, he is an experienced cricketer and Team India will surely consider it.
2) Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis has already bid adieu to the red-ball format and he could do that to the shorter formats as well after the World Cup in 2023. Faf has also had a good career for South Africa and he will have a decent chance of ending on a high with a trophy in 2023. The competition will be intense but if the Proteas can hold their nerve, anything is possible.
3) Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim is one of the players who might retire after the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Although age-wise, Rahim could push for a few more years, he is unlikely to do that as anyone who replaces him must have a few years of experience behind the stumps to do really well in an ICC event. Having got noticed in the 2007 World Cup, Rahim has been one of Bangladesh's best batsmen over the years. In 2023, he will also have a good chance to take Bangladesh into the knockout stage.
4) Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi has already quit Test cricket to prolong his career in the limited-overs formats. A legend for his country, the 2023 World Cup could be his last opportunity to do something memorable in an ICC event. Moreover, the tournament will be held in India and at that time, Afghanisthan cricket would have developed more. Hence, the nation will be in a position to cause a few upsets. Nabi could then retire on a high and take up a role in the staff, which is looking very likely at the moment.
5) Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza is a Pakistan-born cricketer who represents Zimbabwe. He has been one of the best players for the country in recent years. Raza has done well both with the bat and with the ball. However, he is 35 years old and he may quit the game after the 2023 World Cup if Zimbabwe qualifies for the event.