Less than 10 days are left for the start of the much-anticipated T20 World Cup 2022. All the teams are fully prepared for this global event scheduled to take place in Australia.
The Indian team have even left for Australia for preparation. The showpiece event is considered to be the most important tournament in T20 cricket and for this all the superstar players from around the world are eager to participate in this tournament.
In this article we will look at 5 players for whom this could be the last T20 World Cup.
#1 Dinesh Karthik
This could be the last T20 World Cup for Dinesh Karthik, who took over the responsibility of finishing for the Indian team in the T20 World Cup 2022. He made a case for himself in IPL 2022, scoring crucial runs for the Royals Challengers Bangalore.
The 37-year-old Karthik’s place in the T20 World Cup 2022 has also been the subject of various discussions, so it is very unlikely that Karthik will be considered for the next T20 World Cup.
Karthik was a member of 2007 T20 World Cup winning team and he has a great chance to end his career with another title.
#2 Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch announced his retirement from ODI cricket a month ago after struggling for form for quite some time. This could also be the last T20 World Cup for the Australian captain given his form in international cricket has been poor in recent years.
The veteran batter has scored 2988 runs in 97 T20I matches and will hope to hit the strides as his side look to defend the T20 World Cup title.
#3 Dawid Malan
David Malan’s poor form is a concern for England heading into the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. The 35-year-old Malan has been struggling for consistency with the bat in recent times. He has managed to score only 346 runs in 12 matches
Looking at Malan’s form and age, there is a possibility that this will be the last T20 World Cup for him. However, Malan also has a chance to save his career in the World Cup because of his vast experience of playing on Australian pitches.
#4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
This could also be the last T20 World Cup for India’s veteran fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The cricketer from Uttar Pradesh’s bowling in the death overs is becoming a matter of concern for Team India.
With the emergence of swing bowlers like Mohammed Siraj and Deepak Chahar, it will definitely be difficult for Bhuvneshwar to retain his place in the team after this T20 World Cup. So far, he has featured in 79 matches, picking up 85 wickets with the best figures of 5/4.
#5 Trent Boult
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has not accepted the central contract from New Zealand Cricket and it is unlikely that he will play cricket for the Black Caps after the World Cup.
With various reports suggesting that Boult will turn to playing league cricket in the future, he will surely be keen to do well in his last World Cup. So far, the left-arm pacer has feature in 47 T20Is, picking up 64 wickets with the best figures of 4/34.
Written by Parag Mogale