3 Indian Players who might retire if not picked in IND vs WI Test series after WTC Final
After the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League India is all set to play the much-anticipated final of the World Test Championship 2023 against Australia. The WTC final is scheduled to take place between June 7 to 11 at the Kennington Oval, London. The Indian squad has been announced and it has some notably names which made thier comeback.
Former vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane made his comeback to the test team after 15 months. His stellar performance in the IPL 2023 is the prime reason for his return. However, there are few other names, which went unnoticed. India will tour West Indies for multi-format series in July, where they will play two tests. Thus, we will talk about three players who might retire if didn't get picked in the West Indies tour.
3. Jayaant Yadav
The Indian spin all-rounder Jayant Yadav last played a test match for India against Sri Lanka in March 2022 at home but couldn't pick the wicket. After that he was sidelined from the test side. The 33-year-old has played six tests and taken 16 wickets and also scored 248 runs with one century and a half-century. But since, India already has the options of Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, it looks very difficult for Jayant to make his comeback. And if will not be picked in IND vs WI Test series, he can announce his retirement.
2. Ishant Sharma
Veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma is another player who has been sidelined from the test side. He was part of the last test in November 2021 against New Zealand in Kanpur when Virat Kohli was the captain. Since then, he hasn't got another chance. The 34-year-old has taken 311 wickets in 105 tests but it seems it has been over for him and the Indian management is looking to give chances to other young pacers. Thus, if Ishant will not get a chance in the two-match series against West Indies, he might retire.
1. Wriddhiman Saha
Veteran Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is another player, who has been sidelined from the scheme of things despite the unavailability of Rishabh Pant. Instead, the BCCI named KS Bharat as the back-up keeper for Border-Gavakar Trophy. Saha played last test in December 2021 against New Zealand under Virat Kohli. The 38-year-old has a decent IPL 2023 so far and has played 40 tests and scored 1353 runs with three hundreds and six half-centuries. But with no hope to get into the team, Shah might retire from the game if not picked in IND vs WI series.