Playing for their country in a World Cup is an ultimate dream for any cricketer. This is one of the reasons why many of them bid adieu to the game after participating in a World Cup. The upcoming T20 World Cup is the next big event. It was scheduled to happen in 2020 was pushed to 2021 owing to the coronavirus situation. There are a few cricketers who could announce their retirement after participating in this tournament.
Here, in this article, we bring you a list of a few cricketers who could announce their retirement soon after the T20 World Cup 2021. Have a look:
6. Ross Taylor:
It’s heartbreaking to see that Ross Taylor not getting his due in international cricket. Though Ross Taylor consistently scores runs for his team however, he gets overshadowed. The New Zealand cricket board knows his importance and will surely like to have him in the upcoming tournaments. The next big event is the T20 World Cup, however, with age catching up fact the T20 World Cup can also be the last big project for the cricketer.
5. Shoaib Malik:
Shoaib Malik, who retired from ODI cricket after World Cup 2019, is currently only active in the shortest format of the game. Though the age is catching up fast on the cricketer, he is still a fine all-rounder. For any player, winning the world cup could be an ultimate dream, the same goes for Shoaib Malik, the T20 World Cup tournament could be his last tournament.
4. Mohammad Hafeez:
Mohammad Hafeez has been the long server of Pakistan cricket. The cricketer might retire from the shortest format of the game as well after the upcoming T20 World Cup. Last year, he was the highest run-scorer across the globe. The cricketer is equally good with the ball as he can roll his arm whenever needed.
3. Imran Tahir:
The Pakistan-born cricketer, Imran Tahir has been a fine contributor for his national side and various franchises he plays for. However, his form is dropping and his consistency has become a topic of concern. The 2021 T20 World Cup could be the final tournament for Imran Tahir, before he decides to hang his boots.
2. Lasith Malinga:
Lasith Malinga has been legendary with the ball however the last few years have not been good for the Sri Lankan. Recurring injuries have affected his form badly and it won’t be a surprise if Malinga could arrive at the crucial decision. The upcoming T20 World Cup tournament could be his last project as a cricketer.
1. Dale Steyn:
South African pacer Dale Steyn has already pulled out of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. Not just this, the cricketer is also out of the South African setup across different formats. The cricketer is going through a rough patch in his cricketing career and thus, he can announce his retirement soon. The upcoming T20 World Cup tournament could be his last tournament.