ODI World Cup 2023 is starting from 5th October. To win this World Cup being held in India, Team India is coming with a strong 15-member squad. Along with the players, crores of Indian cricket fans also wish that after 2011, the Indian team should once again emerge as the champion in the World Cup 2023 at home. There are three players playing in this World Cup who can retire from the ODI format after the end of the tournament.
R Ashwin, the most experienced bowler of the Indian cricket team, can retire from ODI cricket after the World Cup 2023. Let us tell you that Ashwin was out of the ODI format for almost one and a half years but he has been given a chance during the ODI series between India and Australia in which his performance has been good.
It is possible that he may join the World Cup team. But after the World Cup, 37-year-old Ashwin may retire from the ODI format. He has not even played T20 format since the T20 World Cup 2022. Ashwin can retire so that many young bowlers like Chahal, Kuldeep, Ravi Vishnoi, etc. get a chance in the ODI and T20 formats. Let us tell you that Ashwin has 155 wickets in his name in 115 ODIs.
Along with R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja can also retire from ODI cricket after the World Cup 2023. Jadeja is a very important member of the Indian team and currently, Team India needs him. He has not played in this format since the T20 World Cup 2022 and the next ODI World Cup will be in 2027. By then this player will be 38 years old and hardly be able to play in the ODI World Cup.
Therefore, after the World Cup, he can leave T20 along with ODI to focus on Test cricket. With Jadeja’s retirement from ODI and T20, players like Washington Sundar and Akshar Patel will get a chance. Let us tell you that Jadeja has scored 2601 runs and taken 204 wickets in 185 ODIs.
World Cup 2023 could also be the last for 33-year-old fast bowler Mohammed Shami. Shami, one of the top bowlers in the world, can also retire from both these formats to give opportunity to young bowlers in ODI and T20. Like Ashwin and Jadeja, he will also continue playing Test cricket. Shami’s ODI record is very impressive. He has taken 171 wickets in 94 ODI matches.