After a humiliating defeat at the hands of England in the semi-finals of the 20-20 World Cup 2022, India coach Rahul Dravid expressed the idea of Indian players playing in foreign T20 leagues to get more exposure. Alex Hales, who absolutely hammered the Men in Blue in Adelaide explained how his experience in Big Bash helped him to take the game away from the Indians. Now, whether the Indian players need to play in foreign leagues or not looks to be a serious question that the board needs to think about. More so, as Indian T20 League over the years has emerged to be the biggest T20 competitdia In
“Everyone thought India would benefit from IPL. It started in 2008. India won the T20 World Cup in 2007. But since the start of IPL, India never won the T20 World Cup. So the question arises, I was just listening to an interview, will India’s approach change if they are allowed to play overseas leagues?” said the legendary cricketer on A sports.
Senior players likely to be dropped after 20-20 World Cup massacre
If reports are to be believed, the match against England in the semi-finals of the 20-20 World Cup could be the last time a few senior players donned the Indian jersey in T20Is. The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami along with Rohit Sharma may not be considered for the 2024 20-20 World Cup and thus, a lot of new faces can be seen. However, reports claim that the governing body won’t be asking the senior players to retire but opportunities will be given to them.
“The Board 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,” a source of the board was quoted as saying.