2- Dinesh Karthik
The Tamil Nadu batsman recently made his world cup debut in the game against Bangladesh after making his International debut- 15 years ago in 2004. Karthik was picked in India’s 2007 World Cup squad but didn’t get a game. His form faded thereafter and he was out of the national reckoning. Some impressive performances in domestic cricket revamped his career as the selectors gave him a chance in 2013 Champions trophy where India emerged victorious.
His form got off the track yet again and he was forced to go back and play the domestic cricket. Karthik again proved his mettle with the bat and was recalled to the test squad in 2017. His match changing innings of 29 runs off just 8 balls in Nidahas trophy finals, earned him a permanent place in the limited overs squad.
The wicket-keeper batsman is currently 34-year-old and will be around 38, when the next edition of the world cup takes place in India. He is allready pass his prime form and it is unlikely that he can continue for four more years.
1- Shikhar Dhawan
It was unfortunate end to Shikhar Dhawan’s world cup journey after he was ruled out following a thumb injury. He struck a match changing hundred in the game against Australia but a ball from Pat Cummins’ hit his hand which turned out to be a serious injury.
The Delhi lad has been the mainstay of the Indian batting alongside Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. But considering he is 33-year-old and keeping age in mind, this world cup can turn out to be his last appearance. The competition for the opening slot is increasing with the rise of Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill and others and it is likely that selectors will give opportunities to the youngsters in the near future.