The Indian Premier League (IPL), which has experienced a sharp increase in popularity recently, continues to be one of the most anticipated T20 tournaments worldwide.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has established industry standards in a number of areas since its launch in 2008, including media rights and auctions. As 2024 draws to a close, rumors about the IPL 2024 season are spreading, with experts and fans speculating over possible lineups for each of the ten participating teams following a record-breaking December auction.
Many players will make their debuts in the forthcoming IPL, and for a select number, the 2024 season may also be their last chance to play. Five cricket players who may retire from the IPL after competing in the next tournament are listed in this article by OneCricket.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 2007 leadership of India to their first-ever T20 World Cup victory brought the Indian Premier League (IPL), of which he has been a member since its founding in 2008, enormous publicity.
After taking over as captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Dhoni has led the team to unprecedented heights and assisted the Tamil Nadu-based team in winning up to five IPL championships. With 250 IPL games played and 5,082 runs scored, the wicketkeeper-batter will participate in his 16th straight season, which may be his final one in front of home fans.
But Dhoni’s time in the middle is running out because to his persistent knee issues, which could hurt the team going forward.
In addition to CSK, Dhoni played in 2016 and 2017 for the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).
Ravindra Jadeja was handpicked as an uncapped player by the late Shane Warne, a former Australia legend, and has since developed into a player of amazing ability. Jadeja gained knowledge of the trade from Warne, but it was MS Dhoni of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) that helped him develop into a dependable all-round player that saw his true potential blossom.
Over time, Jadeja established himself as a crucial member of the CSK team. This culminated in his brief but failed time as captain in 2022, when he gave Dhoni the reigns again.
Given his health and ability to regulate his workload, Jadeja, who has played in 226 IPL matches, may be able to hand up his boots after the 2024 season. With 2,692 runs and 152 wickets, Jadeja has left a lasting impression on the IPL for many years.
Similar to MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma has played in every IPL edition since 2008, making him a permanent fixture in the league.
With the now-defunct Deccan Chargers (DC), Sharma began his career as a lower-order batter and went on to produce several key hits that helped the team win its lone IPL championship in 2009. But while playing with a number of luminaries, Sharma found his groove with the Mumbai Indians, which further boosted the batter’s self-assurance.
Sharma made history as captain by becoming the first player to win one Champions League T20 trophy and five IPL titles. With the captaincy changing hands for the 2024 season and his fitness being a persistent problem, Sharma—the fourth-highest run scorer in the league—would like to end his incredible career with one more IPL championship before saying goodbye to the game.
Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the most cheerful and well-liked cricket players in the IPL.
Over the years, Dhawan—who began his career with the Delhi Daredevils—has established a reputation for being the most reliable player. Even though Dhawan switched teams a lot in his early career, he showed promise and eventually made the most of it when he was playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Dhawan scored and ultimately scored more than 400 runs in every season from 2016 to 2022. Turning 39 this year, Dhawan will lead Punjab Kings to victory in the 2024 IPL title. He wants to close his career with a bang, having participated in 217 IPL games and amassed 6,617 runs, which includes the most fours of any player.
David Warner, who entered the IPL with a reputation as a T20 specialist, played his first season with the Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) in 2009. During his early years, Warner shown excellent aggressiveness, which further aided in his integration into the Australian national team.
Warner was a successful player for Sunrisers Hyderabad, as he led the team to their lone IPL championship in 2016. In 2022, Warner abruptly returned to Delhi. The opener has earned the coveted Orange cap three times, solidifying his status as one of the league’s top players. He has scored 6,397 runs with four hundred and sixty-one half-centuries in 176 IPL matches.
Warner’s retirement from ODI and Test cricket makes the IPL 2024 an ideal training ground for the ICC T20 2024, which is when he may also declare his retirement from professional cricket.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Dinesh Karthik, Faf Du Plessis, Sunil Narine, and Piyush Chawla are among the players who could play their last game in the league in 2025, when a huge auction is anticipated.