Every edition of World Cup sees a large chunk of players getting rid of the 50-over Cricket. The 2019 rendition would not be so different as many aged-cricketers are pulling up stumps on their ODI’s career. These Cricket Superstars are set to Retire after World Cup 2019.
Here’s a list of those Cricketing Superstars who will not be seen in this Format after CWC 2019.
These Cricket Superstars are set to Retire after World Cup 2019
Possibly, the Best and most Loyal Captain to ever grace Indian Cricket team has already played a staggering 350 ODIs. He hasn’t announced it yet, but he will be 42 in 2023 World Cup and highly unlikely to continue at this age.
Dhoni has been a remarkable servant for Indian cricket and arguably one of the best Wicketkeeper-batsman of all time. He had scored more than 10,000 runs at an outstanding average of more than 50.
He’s best known for his late acceleration and finishing matches, while his deft skills behind the stumps were cherry on the top. He led Indian Cricket team to the many Glories like World Cup, Champions Trophy, etc.
Unfortunately, the Veteran allrounder had endured an upset World Cup after where he scored just 8 Runs. Malik had already announced his retirement at CWC 19, but few had envisaged that his career would end on such a low note.
Shoaib Malik had a Long and Productive career, representing Pakistan in 287 ODIs. He was the part of 2017 Champions League winning Side.
Being Jack of all Trades and master of none. It explains why he is 5th on Pakistan’s all-time ODI run-makers list, 4th in most catches index and 12th in the leading wicket-takers category.
No doubt, Chris Gayle is one of the most Destructive Modern Day Batsmen. This will probably be the last time to Witness him in the Greatest Stage of Cricket, World Cup. Although, Gayle yet to decide his Future.
The ODI’s series against India would be the last time before calling quits on this Format. Gayle has made 298 ODI appearances, scoring 10,393 runs at 37.93 average.
Lasith Malinga was the only best performer from Sri Lanka in this World Cup. He is arguably the greatest fast bowler in Sri Lanka. He hasn’t announced his retirement yet but its only a matter of time.
Although, Malinga was struggling with Weight problems but still managed to get 13 Wickets in this World Cup. He represented Lanka in 229 ODI’s and get 335 Wickets.
His sling arm action and deadly yorkers will be missed.
JP Duminy has officially announced retirement from Cricket after the loathsome performance in World Cup. He made his debut in 2004.
Duminy scored 5117 runs in 199 ODI matches with an average of 36. The off-spinner also claimed 69 ODI wickets. His batting average plummeted to mere 20 in 2019. So, it’s a good time to vacant the seat for the Young Ones.
The Pakistani Born, South Africa Player, Imran Tahir has also decided to pull-off his short but remarkable career. Wrist-arm bowler claimed 173 Wickets in just 107 ODI’s with an average of 23. He is probably the most successful Spinner from Proteas.
His deceptive googlies and post-wicket celebrations will be remembered.
Just like others, Mohammad Hafeez also featured for the one last time in World Cup. The Professor had a decent World Cup, averaging 31 with some wickets in his disposal.
Hafeez’s inability to support the team when needed and the propensity of getting out from non-seasonal bowlers was hard to digest. Hafeez is an average player, with all-around performance with both the Bat and Bowl in the Field.
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