The T20 World Cup 2022 edition is just around the corner with less than a month left for the global T20 extravaganza. With just less than a month to go, almost every team have now announced their squad for the World Cup and players are now busy getting ready for the competition.
While some are getting ready for the year’s biggest cricket event, there are some teams who have been dealt a major blow just before the tournament as their senior players have announced retirement just before the gala event.
With just a couple of days left, 2 players of Bangladesh and 1 each of England, West Indies and Pakistan have all decided to hang-up their boot just before the T20 World Cup 2022 to be played in Australia from October.
Today in this article, we take a look at 5 players who have retired from T20I format just before the T20 World Cup 2022.
Bangladesh cricket team’s veteran wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is the first name in our today who announced his retirement from T20I format just before the T20 World Cup 2022. This came as an effect of Bangladesh’s early exit from the Asia Cup 2022. While Rahim was not a T20 specialist, however, his absence will Bangladesh a lot.
Another star Bangladesh cricketer who retired from T20I cricket just before the Mega Event is Tamim Iqbal. Tamim’s presence at the top would have been great for Bangladesh, however Tamim himself has confirmed that he wants youngsters to get a chance ahead of him. He skipped the tournament last year and in July 2022, he announced his retirement from the format.
England’s only 50 over World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan too announced his decision to retire from all forms of the game. Morgan decided to hang his boot due to injury and he was also out of form. Morgan has been replaced by Jos Buttler as the captain of England limited overs game.
West Indies cricket team’s veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard will be a big miss for West Indies team in the T20 World Cup 2022. Pollard was also the captain of the West Indies team and was an integral member of the squad. With him now out of fray, West Indies do seem quite week team now.
Experienced Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez is another player who has bid goodbye to the game earlier this year. Hafeez’s absence is already felt in the current Pakistan squad, whose middle-order is struggling quite a lot, an example of it was seen during the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022 which Pakistan lost to Sri Lanka in the final.