5 Asian players from T20 WC 2021 who may not play in the T20 WC 2022

5 Asian players from T20 WC 2021 who may not play in the T20 WC 2022

Five Asian teams have already confirmed their places for the T20 World Cup 2022.

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is almost coming to an end. The tournament has been one of the best in recent times and as it was getting hosted after five years, one can say that it has been worth the wait. But, fans don’t have to wait for a very long time to get another big tournament like this. 

A year from now, Australia will be hosting the next edition of the T20 World Cup 2021. Eight teams have already qualified for the main round of that tournament, which follows a similar format to the ongoing one. Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have made their way into the top eight, while Sri Lanka will have to go through to the main round via qualification. However, the look of these teams might be slightly different than what it is now. Here are-

Asian players from T20 WC 2021 who may not be seen in T20 WC 2022-

1. Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

The Pakistan all-rounder recently turned 41. For some players, that is a time when they start working as coaches or commentators. But, not in Hafeez-land. Ever since he was sidelined and then eventually announced his retirement from ODI cricket, Hafeez has done everything properly to get back to play for Pakistan in the T20I format. 

But, the time is running out for the Professor. Ahead of the mega event, he had already announced that he is going to retire from the format and international cricket for one last time. It is unclear if he will be playing in the franchise cricket circuit or not. But, with his ability to bowl, he can still manage to carve a way for himself in that for maybe a year. 

Now, moving ahead, it should be noted that Hafeez will bow out of international cricket as one of the best players to have played for Pakistan since the 2000s. At the time of writing this, he has more than 12,500 runs in international cricket while also having 253 wickets to his credit. However, a World Cup medal would be the icing on the cake.