Best XI of WC 2019 that might not feature in T20 World Cup 2020
These players have either not played T20Is for a long time or they've retired.
by Yash Author
Published - Sep 19, 2019 1:22 pm | Updated - Sep 19, 2019 1:23 pm
With three formats in place, there is always an ICC event around the corner. The next 24 months will see back-to-back T20 World Cups. While the first one will be held Down Under in October 2020, the succeeding event will take place in India on September 2021. All the teams will be gearing up for the World Cup next year first and are building a team for the same. A lot of T20 Internationals will be played in the next 15 months or so and the fans will witness some of the breathtaking action in the shortest format.
The 2019 World Cup was the most thrilling of all with the top 10 teams playing and it was the last mega event of the few of the experienced cricketers. They were expected to call it a day after the tournament. Some of them did it but few are still around but are not expected to hang in till the T20 World Cup next year.
Here we bring you the best XI of the 2019 WC players who will not feature in T20 WC 2020:
1. Chris Gayle
No one can predict what the Universe Boss will do or say. The former West Indies captain announced earlier this year that he would be retiring from international cricket after the end of 50-over World Cup. However, he took a U-turn at the very last moment and went on to play in the succeeding ODI series at home against India. The final ODI looked like his farewell game when he hung his bat over his helmet after playing a typical Gayle innings to thunderous applause by the crowd.
But the southpaw made a U-turn again when asked about his retirement after the game. No one knows what will happen next year but considering Chris Gayle did not play in the T20Is against India, it might be safe to predict that the all-time leading scorer in the shortest format of the game might just give the tournament a miss. The southpaw recently became the first batsman in the history of Twenty20 cricket to notch up more than 13,000 runs.