IPL Players Who Could Be Playing Their Last Season: The 13th season of Indian Premier League is all set to start next year and the fans are excited from now on. Every year, the matches in the IPL seasons are turning into more thrilling due to which the excitement of fans is increasing day by day with each coming season.
But there might be some bad news for some of the fans as the next season might be the last season of IPL for some of their favorite players.
Today, we are going to discuss the same about the players whose IPL 2020 will be the last season to ever play in the Indian Premier League any further. So, without wasting any time let’s get started….
MS Dhoni is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from the year 2007 to 2016 as well as in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is widely considered as one of the best wicket-keepers in world cricket as well as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket.
He is being played for CSK and has made great decisions for the team that they are considered to be the topmost teams of the IPL. But soon, Dhoni will be of 40 years and some reports suggest that he won’t be playing after this age. There’s been also some rumors that he might end up his career by retiring from cricket, but nothing is confirmed yet.
On an international level, Dhoni has played 338 matches with 286 innings. Other career statistic are: Runs – 10,415, 100s – 10, 50s – 70, Catches – 311, Stumpings – 119.
Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket matches for the West Indies. He is considered as one of the utmost batsmen ever in Twenty20 (T20) cricket. He leads his team as a captain from 2007 to 2010 for Test series. He is well known for hitting sixes; in 2012 he became the first player to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match.
Talking about his IPL career, he started with a bang but now from the past four years, he has been not into a good form. Previous year because of only this reason he was removed from RCB and was shifted to Kings XI Punjab. If he has been like this in the next season, then he must probably end up his career in IPL series. Also, he would be 40 next year and it might be possible that he might retire from the series.
Talking about his international records, Gayle has set numerous records across all three formats of cricket. He has set several records across all three formats of cricket. He is commonly recognized as one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game, for the most part in Twenty20.
He holds the top scores for hitting the maximum sixes in international cricket and is well known for hitting sixes. His career statistics are: Matches – 285, Inns – 280, Runs – 9862, 100s – 24, the 50s – 49 Wickets – 165
At the age of 37, Watson has resisted age with some great performances both in batting as well as bowling department. In the year 2018, Watson played an important role for Chennai Super Kings, helping the MS Dhoni-led side to clinch the trophy.
Last year, Watson collected 555 runs from 15 games, averaging 39.64 with an amazing strike rate of 154.59. The all-rounder also took six wickets, at an economy of under nine. Watson, on the other hand, is going to be 38 following year as well as he is likely to feature for the last time in the competition.
Imran Tahir at the age of 37 went on to turn into the World No.1 bowler in the shortest format of the game. The reason for Tahir success is the great positivity and a never-say-die attitude which lead him through all these years and he was able to accomplish the success he wanted to.
On the other hand, the leg-spinner Imran Tahir is very close to his 40s, which may possibly be the factor when his name appears for next year’s auctions. There’s no doubt that the South African has done very well in the past for CSK as well as for other teams however, it is very doubtful that Tahir’s IPL career would carry on after this year.
So, these were the names of those players who might end up their career in IPL upcoming season after IPL 2020. Hope you would have found this useful to some extent.