5. Imran Tahir

The leg-spinner had played his last international game in 2019 and since then has got fully discarded. Perhaps with his contemporary teammate Tabraiz Shamsi also being in the form of his life, Tahir’s comeback looks outlandish.

4. Matthew Wade

After winning the 2021 T20 World Cup title, the 34-year old has opined the 2022 edition of the event to be his last assignment in international cricket. The cricketer in his statement just laid his roadmap which is to get to the 2022 World Cup, defend the title and then blissfully sail off into the sunset.

3. James Anderson

For James Anderson, the year 2022 will now make him complete more than 19 years in international cricket. The legendary pacer who had made his debut almost two decades back in December 2022, is also now England’s most red-ball capped player. Even in terms of the wicket tally, Anderson tops the charts amongst all the pacers.

2. Chris Gayle

There’s no doubt that for our beloved Universal Boss, playing cricket seems to be eternal. Despite now turning 42, the southpaw just adores making comebacks in the T20Is. In fact, by even enduring a very inferior form in recent months, Chris Gayle just wants to play the 2022 World T20.

1. Tim Paine

For Tim Paine, the ongoing Ashes series of 2022 was speculated to be the last assignment of his international career. The former Aussie captain who had helmed the team after the atrocious Sandpaper incident also seemed to be contemplating retirement after the 2021-22 Ashes.