India is a cricket crazy nation which produces lots of talented cricketer every year. Their talent and youth forces the selectors to open the doors. This in turn leads to many experienced players to retire.
Every year India have a packed schedule. Even in 2019 there is IPL, World Cup, World Test Championships and multiple other bilateral series. So it becomes almost impossible to play at the highest level once you are above 35 years.
This is because with aging, the fitness levels start deteriorating. Only a few cricketers manage to stay fit and perform. IN 2018 cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, Munaf Patel, Mohammad Kaif and RP Singh announced their retirement. They will be soon joined by some in the year 2019.
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Here is the list of 5 Indian cricketers who might retire by the end of 2019:
5. Amit Mishra
Mishra played in 36 ODIs where he took 64 wickets at an average of 23.62 and economy of 4.73. He has also played 22 Tests and taken 76 wickets at an average of 35.72 and economy of 3.19.
The leg spinner last played for his country on 29 October 2016 against New Zealand. At 36 years of age it is almost evident that he won’t play for India ever again.
Mishra will play for Delhi Capitals in the next IPL. In the previous edition he had a good tournament, where he took 12 wickets from 10 matches at a strike rate of 18.50.
His overall record in IPL is also good, where he took 146 wickets from 136 games. He is the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL, behind Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga.
MIshra has played the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Jharkhand where he took 16 wickets from 10 matches. Out of those 16, 9 of them came in two matches against Assam and Jammu and Kashmir.
Mishra is currently not in a good form. If IPL 2019 doesn’t go well for him, he would definitely think of retirement before the end of this year.