IPL 2020: 5 players who will be out of contention for a T20 World Cup spot if the IPL 13 is canceled

The IPL 2020 has been postponed to April 15 amid coronavirus outbreak.

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni | IANSThe player who stands to lose the most if the IPL 13 is canceled is none other than MS Dhoni. This IPL is supposed to be his audition for a comeback into the Indian team for the T20 World Cup and supposedly his final hurrah. He has not played any cricket since the 2019 World Cup exit and only recently started practicing with the Jharkhand team and the CSK franchise.

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Dhoni has won the IPL three times with Chennai Super Kings, with the latest title coming in 2018. The 38-year-old has played 190 games in the league, scoring 4432 runs at a strike rate of 137.85 and averages 42.20 with 23 fifties to his name. He also has 136 dismissals behind the stumps.

India head coach Ravi Shastri had said that Dhoni’s comeback into the Men in Blue unit depended on how his IPL 2020 went with the bat. There is no question on his fitness and glovework, but he needed to have a blockbuster outing with the bat to be reconsidered by the selectors, who have moved on with Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul as his successors.

However, with the IPL in danger of being canceled, MS Dhoni stands not only to lose out on a spot for T20 World Cup but also his international career might come to an end if the league doesn't take place.


By Jatin Sharma - 20 Mar, 2020

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