World Cup 2023: The last date of World Cup 2023 has been announced. Making the official announcement, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said that the World Cup 2023 will be organized from 5 October 2023 to 19 November 2023.
After this announcement, all the cricket teams of the world including India have started preparations for the World Cup 2023, but in the meantime there is also news that 3 senior players of Team India can announce their retirement. Let’s know who are those 3 players.
Fast bowler Umesh Yadav’s performance in the World Test Championship final was disappointing. The bowler, who played only Test cricket for a long time, gets less chances in the Test team after his poor performance and the rise of Mohammad Siraj. Umesh Yadav, 35, hardly gets a chance in the Test team after the defeat in the WTC final.
Anyway, after the West Indies tour, the buzz of Asia Cup 2023 and then the World Cup will increase. In such a situation, Umesh Yadav, who bowls at a speed of 152.5 km per hour, can announce his retirement after seeing the possibilities ending for him. This bowler, who took 170 wickets in 57 Tests, played his last ODI in 2018. He has taken 106 wickets in 75 ODIs, while he has 12 wickets in 9 T20s.
Among the players of Team India who can announce their retirement before the World Cup 2023, the first name is that of wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik. Dinesh Karthik played his last ODI in 2019 while his last Test match was in 2018. At the same time, he was last seen in T20 during the 2022 World Cup.
Since then, he has not got a chance to play in T20 as well. Karthik, who played his last ODI and Test years ago, knows that now youth will be preferred in T20, so this wicket-keeper batsman can retire from international cricket before the World Cup 2023. Dinesh Karthik has scored 1025 runs in 26 Tests, 1752 runs in 94 ODIs and 686 runs in 60 T20s.
The name of Ravichandran Ashwin, the world’s best off-spinner of the current era, is included in the great cricketers of India. This player has single-handedly led the Indian team to many memorable victories. This player has done well for India in all three formats. But now with time he does not get a chance to play in ODIs and T20s.
If he is not selected in the team for Asia Cup 2023, then he can announce his retirement from ODIs and T20s. Yes…they will continue to play Test cricket. Let us tell you that in the current era, he is the number one bowler in the Test format. Ashwin has taken 474 wickets in 92 Test matches, 151 wickets in 113 ODIs and 72 wickets in 65 T20 matches.