4 Indian veterans who might announce retirement from International cricket in 2019
The ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup is less than five months away and Team India is preparing for the big event which is set to commence from May 30th. The men in blue under the leadership of Virat Kohli will be aiming for their 3rd ODI World Cup title that will take place in England. The current Indian setup is a mix of hugely talented youngsters aided by few experienced players.
While a majority of the youngsters will be playing their first ever ICC World Cup, the likes of M.S Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma will be the experienced lot who have already tasted the experience of playing a World Cup tournament.
The players have ample time to get their form right before the mega tournament and with the 12th edition of Indian Premier League to be played right before the World Cup, the selectors would be keenly watching the performance of the players and would decide on whom to select in the squad that flies to England.
While many cricketers are currently out of contention for a spot in the national team, let us look at 4 veterans who might announce retirement from International cricket in 2019.
#4 Yuvraj Singh
Man of the series of the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh's cricketing career graph has gone downwards ever since and is struggling to get back into the national team.
In a career spanning more than 19 years, Yuvraj Singh has scored more than 10,000 runs in all formats of the game. Health issues and decline in form after the 2011 World Cup has made it difficult to fix a permanent spot in the team. Yuvraj was also left out of the 2015 World cup and despite making a comeback in the limited overs format of the game, his spot was always in danger due to inconsistency and heavy competition from youngsters.
He was bought by the Mumbai Indians for the 12th edition of Indian Premier League and this season will be an acid test for Yuvraj as another bad season could well diminish his chances of playing for the national team.
This also might be the year, where Yuvraj might call it a day from International Cricket.