The World T20 will start in October, but the buzz is already there. Every cricketing nation participating in the World T20 have begun preparations for the event. Some teams are looking for experienced players and are in the process of persuading retired players to make a comeback. Cricwizz takes a look at the retired players who merit a comeback in World T20.
AB de Villiers
South Africa are not the same team after AB de Villiers’ retirement. And the buzz is now that the South African cricket board are willing to have ABD back in the World T20 squad if the ‘360 degree’ cricketer is in form and is raring to play for national colours again. The IPL will set the tone for ABD’s participation in World T20.
The Sri Lankan legend called it a day quite early as he continued to rule the batting charts in county cricket post his retirement. He may have finally called it a day from all forms of cricket. But considering the state of Sri Lankan cricket is in at the moment, it won’t be a bad idea to recall Sangakkara from the retirement and include him in World T20.
Tahir too has called it a day after the 2019 World Cup. But the champion spinner is a fighter and continues to be a top star in various domestic T20 tournaments. It’s never a bad idea to have an experienced spinner in the squad in a tournament like World T20. Tahir’s performance in World T20 may prompt SA to send an SOS to him.
Player who has made a comeback from retirement
Dwayne Bravo came out of retirement in Dec last year to play for West Indies again. He was immediately recalled into the West Indies T20I squad against Ireland. Bravo took 5 wickets in the 1-1 drawn 3-match series.