Indian Cricketers Who Will Soon Announce Their Retirement from Test Cricket
Young talents like Shubhaman Gill, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Rishabh Pant came to the fore to defeat the strong Australians on Australian soil in the Test series and England at their home ground. With the emergence of such new talented youngsters in the Test team, some Indian cricketers should retire from Test cricket as they are unlikely to return.
5 Indian Cricketers to Retire From Test Cricket
Here we will look at five Indian cricketers to retire very soon as their return to Test cricket is almost impossible.
1. Harbhajan Singh:
Harbhajan Singh has been out of international cricket for a long time. For a long time. Harbhajan Singh was India’s leading spin bowler in the Tests. But year after year, off-break bowler Ravichandran lost his place. Jadeja’s admirable bowling prowess in Tests has made him an alternative to the team as a secondary spinner.
He last played a Test match during India’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2015, where the 40-year-old spinner was dropped after the first Test. The right-arm off-break bowler has failed to find a place in India’s Test squad since that day and his return to Test cricket is almost impossible.
2. Murali Vijay:
He was on-off for the team in his last Test series against Australia in 2016. With scores of 11 and 16 in the first Test and 0 and 20 in the second, he replaced Mayank Agarwal in the third and fourth Tests. Since then, Murali Vijay has been completely out of the Test squad. Also, players like KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Shubhaman Gill in the opener slot have solidified Murali Vijay’s comeback.
3. Shikhar Dhawan:
Shikhar Dhawan last played a Test match against England in 2016. Shikhar played eight innings there and could not score a single half-century, hitting a maximum of 44. After finishing the series, Shikhar Dhawan was not able to enter the Test team. With the rise of Shubhaman Gill and KL Rahul, Dhawan’s return has become more difficult.
4. Dinesh Karthik:
The Indian wicketkeeper last played a Test series against England in 2016. His two zero selectors in the first two Tests have ruled him out of the rest of the match. Over time, KL Rahul, Rishabh Panth, and Saha have shown great performances in the Test team. So the possibility of 35-year-old Dinesh Karthik returning to the Tests seems quite unlikely.
5. Amit Mishra:
Amit Mishra was included in the Test series during the 2016 tour of England. Despite taking three wickets in the first Test, Rabindra Jadeja was given a chance later. And then the Ashwin-Jadeja pair clicks and Amit Mishra’s place is out. With young cricketers Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Rahul Chahar added as alternatives to the spin division, it has become almost impossible for Amit Mishra to return to the Test squad.
Here above we have enlisted-in the 5 Indian Test Cricketers who will soon announce their retirement from the test cricket as they haven’t played any test from the last couple of years. Apart from test cricket, these players can still play in the IPL 2021.
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