5 Cricketers Who Might Be Playing Their Last T20I World Cup in Australia

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The upcoming T20I World Cup in Australia could be the last chance for some veterans to claim the prestigious trophy. By the time the next edition of this tournament happens, some will hang up their boots, and others may fall out of favour. 

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We take a look at five such players, who might be playing their last T20I World Cup, in 2022, which  kickstarts on 16 October.

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R Ashwin, India

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R Ashwin is smart, has guile, and his transformation into a defensive bowler has earned him a place in this year's World Cup. But he is 36, and it's unlikely we'll see him in the 2024 World Cup, given the riches of the talent pool that India possess.

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Martin Guptill, New Zealand

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Martin Guptill is still a vital cog in New Zealand's white-ball sides, and is likely to play the next year's ODI World Cup. But when it comes to the T20s, he hasn't really grabbed the opportunities. New Zealand is likely to move on to young guns, meaning this could be the last T20I World Cup for Guptill.

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Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan

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Mohammad Nabi is the oldest player in Afghanistan's squad. Nabi is a utility player who bowls economical spells and contributes with the bat too. But he may not play the next World Cup, as Afghanistan now have a more capable bowler in Mujee-ur-Rahman.

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Aaron Finch, Australia

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Aaron Finch has already confirmed his retirement from the ODIs, which is his most productive format. It is safe to assume that T20I retirement is not far away, as Australia would look to build upon a fresh squad.

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Dinesh Karthik, India

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Dinesh Karthik's finishing prowess is second to none at this moment, but it remains to be seen for how long he sustains this purple patch. Karthik's transformation has been nothing short of heroic, but he is already in the dusk of his career, and this might be his last World Cup in any format.