Following India's poor campaign in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, concerns have been raised for the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), which eventually might leave out many cricketers from their future plans. Especially, losing in a humiliating manner against England in the event's semifinal is indigestible. Hence, the board will now consider the places of multiple cricketers in the shortest format.
As revealed by sources, a BCCI official has hinted about senior cricketers Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami's places in danger. Alongside them, it might be a farewell for Dinesh Karthik, along with the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Not only this, but Indian opener KL Rahul is also finding himself in hot water and might be left out of the format, at least for a short span, until he gets his form back. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of those players who will not be taken under consideration for India's upcoming T20 encounters. Notably, the board will not ask any player to retire, but it will shift their services to test and ODI cricket.
As far as senior players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are concerned, the board has left the retirement decision up to them. Moreover, Sharma's T20I leadership is in danger since the board is considering to formulate the T20I team overall, handing over the leadership to Hardik Pandya.
A source revealed to PTI,
“The BCCI never asks anyone to retire. It is an individual decision. But yes, with just a handful of T20Is scheduled in 2023, most of the seniors will concentrate on ODIs and Test matches in that cycle,”
“You don’t need to announce retirement if you don’t want to. You will not see most of the seniors playing T20 next year,”