The cricketing world is days from the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The premier cricketing tournament garners global attention. Especially with the tournament in India, the World Cup is touted to be an extravagant festival. But with every World Cup, we see a few stars bid adieu to the game.
But this time, some players will not only say goodbye to the game they may also not return to world cricket’s newest powerhouse, at least in the near future, as an international cricketer. The article is based on Team India’s future schedule and the age and willingness of these players to continue on the highest level.
Roelof van der Merwe
Veteran South Africa and the Netherlands all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe has been a major touch-point in cricket for almost two decades. From making his debut for the Proteas in 2009 to continuing his trade as a cornerstone of Dutch cricket, Van der Merwe has achieved a lot. But with his lack of participation in the Indian Premier League and being 38-year-old, the Dutchman may be on his last trip to India as a pro cricketer.