MS Dhoni's India career in doubt after losing central contract
Last Updated: 16/01/20 11:14am
MS Dhoni's India career could be over with the veteran wicketkeeper losing his central contract for 2020.
The 38-year-old has not played for his country since the defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup in England, with Rishabh Pant now keeping wicket in white-ball cricket.
India coach Ravi Shastri said earlier this month that Dhoni could be considered for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year - but he has been omitted from a list of 27 contracted players.
Skipper Virat Kohli, batsman Rohit Sharma and seamer Jasprit Bumrah have retained their A+ grade deals worth $986,923 a year.
Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav and Pant have been handed Grade A contracts.
INDIA CENTRAL CONTRACTS
Grade A+ - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Grade A - Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant
Grade B - Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal
Grade C - Kedar Jadhav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Hanuma Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar