In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Australia delivered a crushing blow to India, securing their triumphant sixth title. This epic clash not only etched another chapter in cricket history but also marked the end of an era for several legendary players who have left a mark on the One Day International (ODI) format. 7 players who may not play in the 2027 World Cup.
7 Players Who May Have Played His Last Cricket World Cup
1. David Warner
The illustrious career of David Warner has seen its final chapter in ODI cricket. The 37-year-old maestro bid farewell on the grand stage of the World Cup, leaving behind a legacy of aggressive yet elegant batting. Warner’s contributions to Australia’s success are immeasurable, and cricket fans worldwide will fondly remember his electrifying performances.
2. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, the “Hitman” of Indian cricket, may have played his last World Cup this year at the age of 36. His finesse with the bat and remarkable leadership qualities have made him a cricketing icon.
3. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, the epitome of consistency and class, concluded the World Cup as the Player of the Tournament and the top run-scorer. However, with speculation about his future, cricket fans are left wondering if the 39-year-old maestro will don the Indian colors in the 2027 World Cup.
4. Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes, the English all-rounder, scripted a spectacular comeback to ODI cricket for the World Cup. His presence added a new dimension to the tournament. However, he may not play in the 2027 Cricket World Cup.
5. Quinton de Kock
South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock had already announced his retirement before the World Cup began. As he bids farewell to ODI cricket, fans reminisce about his explosive batting and impeccable glovework, marking the end of an era for South African cricket.
6. Mohammed Shami
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, at 33, faces a decision about his ODI career’s future. As cricket fans speculate about his participation in the next World Cup, Shami’s experience and skill make him a vital asset for the Indian team. However, he will be 37 at the start of the next World Cup, and that is too old for a fast bowler.
7. Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, at 40 years old in the next World Cup, presents a unique scenario. His experience and cricket acumen might still play a crucial role in Bangladesh’s ODI aspirations. However, this may have been his last Cricket World Cup.