With the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League going to kick off at the end of March, the West Indies players Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo have announced their retirements. We also know that this will be the final IPL season for the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni as he will be playing his final game at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai. Along with him, we have several more players who could retire after featuring in this season of the cash-rich contest. Hence, in this article, we are going to take a look at the five cricketers who are likely to announce retirement after playing IPL 2023.
The veteran Indian spinner, Amit Mishra didn't grab any bidders during the mega auction of IPL 2022. However, KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants have shown interest in him during the mini-auction of IPL 2023 and roped him in at his base price of INR 50 lakhs. Amit Mishra has played 154 matches in IPL and has grabbed 166 wickets, the third-highest in this tournament. Moreover, he has a lot of experience in his pocket which will help Lucknow Super Giants during crunch moments of the game. Despite making his comeback, the 40-year-old might not feature in future seasons due to his age.
The 2011 ODI World Cup winner was an unexpected grab during the mini-auction of IPL 2023, as he was roped by Mumbai Indians at his base price of INR 50 lakhs. The veteran leg-spinner has featured in 165 matches in the cash-rich contest and has scalped 165 wickets under his belt. He has a vast of experience and is often known for his game-changing abilities with the ball. Despite being an experienced campaigner, Piyush Chawla hasn't been consistent in the last couple of years as he failed to pick wickets with the ball. With getting older day by day, this might be the final season for the 34-year-old.
Another player who has been on the list is none other than Dinesh Karthik, who has been one of the consistent performers in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League. After his consistent performance, the Indian management decided to give him a chance but the veteran Indian batter failed to utilise the opportunities he got. The 37-year-old has featured in 229 games in IPL where he amassed 4376 runs with 20 fifties under his belt. Given his age and inconsistent performance in recent times, it might be the last season for Dinesh Karthik.
David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to clinch the title in IPL 2016. However, the Australian cricketer didn't have a good time with the franchise as they released him ahead of the mega auction of IPL 2022. One of the highest run-getters of this tournament, scoring 5881 runs in 162 games at an average of well above 42, might make his call in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League. However, now or then, the left-handed batter will remain one of the best players in the history of T20 cricket who has done a lot for his nation and for the franchise he has represented all around the world.
Without any doubt, MS Dhoni has been the best captain that India has ever produced. The former Indian skipper has won all three ICC trophies and has been a four-time title winner at the end of his career. The skipper of Chennai Super Kings will be playing his final season in the Indian Premier League and making his final appearance at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai. He has become an inspiration for many youngsters who remains calm under crunch situation and changes the game with his cool decision-making. Hence, it would be the final season for MS Dhoni in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.