The gentleman’s game emerged from the English soil and while its unprecedented popularity and success have spread it throughout the world, its roots are still predominantly English in nature.

For countries with history of rivalry and rule 200 years old, the confrontations between England and India crackle with tensions and energy and history created on English soil is at the same time a political and a historical statement. History has been created on the English soil multiple times and few can forget the NatWest Trophy win in 2002, as well as Test wins in 2002, 2007 and 2014.

This squad headed by Virat Kohli has been on fire. However, for these 5 Indian players this could easily be their last time on the English soil since India do not visit England often with an average visit happening once in 3 years

MS Dhoni: Mahi quit playing from the longest format in 2014 and has stuck with the squad in the limited overs. However, at 37 he is not getting younger and his back problems continue to be a cause for worry. In such a scenario, it is unlikely that he will don the jersey after the 2019 World Cup.
Murali Vijay: A player who has been the rock for the Indian Test team, Vijay would in all probability be 38 by the time the next tour is held and it is highly improbable that he would be a part of the team! He has played five games in England in Tests and averages over 40 and it is his steady approach to break in a new ball that does the trick most of the times.

Suresh Raina: Even though Raina has enviable fitness at 32, his age at the time another tour comes around would be 35 which is a treacherous territory. While his Test career is not stellar, Raina has impressed with his performance in ODIs and T20Is and in England he has played a total of 16 ODIs, averaging over 38 with more than 400 runs. However, more than his age it might be his approach to short ball that might be the reason of him not making to the squad the next time.

Dinesh Karthik: While his career clashed with that of MSD and had an impact on his recognition as a wicketkeeper, DK has trans versed from being an opener to the man behind the stumps. He has often taken the gloves from Wriddhiman Saha in the longer formats and while he is undeniably fit, it is highly unlikely that he will feature in the next tour since he is at the cusp of a treacherous age as well.

Ravichandran Ashwin: Kuldeep Yadav is fast emerging as the wizard in all formats and this could spell trouble for Ashwin who has certainly not had it easy in the past one and a half years. He has been dropped from the ODI and T20I side and only plays for India in the longest format and even that would no be for long as he would soon be approaching his late 30s. while he is a top-notch spinner at home, his performance abroad has been nothing but worrisome! Along with his bad form is also the concern about his fitness that has seen him constantly battle injuries.