The most anticipated World Cup 2019 is a few months away from its remarkable tournament which is going to commence from 30th May 2019 and will end on 14th July 2019. As it is the best platform for every cricketer to show their real talent so every player from each team is practicing hard to bring out their best. While some players are making their new entries in this tournament but at the same time, some players are practicing for their last world cup tournament.
It seems to be like that many well-known players are going to play in this World Cup series for the last time. Here is the list of some players who are expected to be playing their last World Cup.
Expected Players to be Playing Their Last World Cup-
Full name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Current Team: India
Born: 7 July 1981 (age 37)
Bowling: Right-arm medium
Role: Wicket-keeper batsman
MS Dhoni is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited overs formats from the year 2007 to 2016 as well as in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is widely considered as one of the best wicket-keepers in world cricket as well as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket.
He made his debut in One Day International (ODI) in December 2004 against Bangladesh as well as his first appearance in Test against Sri Lanka in 2005.
He has played 338 matches with 286 innings. Other career statistic are: Runs – 10,415, 100s – 10, 50s – 70, Catches – 311, Stumpings – 119.
Full name: Christopher Henry Gayle
Current Team: West Indies
Born: 21 September 1979 (age 39)
Bowling: Right-arm off break
Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket matches for the West Indies. He is considered as one of the utmost batsmen ever in Twenty20 (T20) cricket. He leads his team as a captain from 2007 to 2010 for Test series.
Gayle has set numerous records across all three formats of cricket. He has set several records across all three formats of cricket. He is commonly recognized as one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game, for the most part in Twenty20.
He is well known for hitting sixes; in 2012 he became the first player to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match.
He holds the top scores for hitting the maximum sixes in international cricket and is well known for hitting sixes. His career statistics are: Matches – 285, Inns – 280, Runs – 9862, 100s – 24, the 50s – 49 Wickets – 165
Full name: Hashim Mahomed Amla
Current Team: South Africa
Born: 31 March 1983 (age 35)
Batting: Right hand
Bowling: Right-arm off break; Right-arm medium fast
Hashim Mahomed Amla is an international cricketer who plays for South Africa in all three formats of the game. He holds the record for the highest individual Test score of any South African batsman of 311 not out. He also holds the record for being the fastest ever to 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, and 6000 ODI runs.
Amla has so far played in the two World Cups that is in the year 2011 and 2015, he has managed to score more than 300 runs in every single event.
Full name: Separamadu Lasith Malinga
Current Team: Sri Lanka
Born: 28 August 1983 (age 35)
Bowling: Right-arm fast, occasional right-arm off break
Lasith Malinga is a proficient Sri Lankan cricketer who is the present ODI and T20I captain for Sri Lanka. He is well known for his unique round-arm action, every so often denoted to as a sling action, which clues to his nicknames, “Slinga Malinga” and “Malinga the Slinga”.
He is considered to be the second highest wicket taker in all Twenty20 International cricket. Malinga leads the Sri Lankan cricket in the year 2014 where they won 2014 ICC World Twenty20. He stepped down from captaincy because of his continuous injuries. He was also the part of his team that made the entry in the finals of 2007 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20.
Full name: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
Current Team: Bangladesh
Born: 5 October 1983 (age 35)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Bowling: Right arm medium-fast
Role: Bowler, Captain
Bangladesh Captain Mashrafe Mortaza is one another player, who is in the last pole of his career. However, he made his ODI debut in the year 2001 but due to his fitness issues, he has to quit his career. Though, he has given away a lot of guts to come back after every single injury.
In the well ahead stages of his career, he has mostly turn out to be a new ball bowler who may possibly bowl a long-drawn-out spell of 7 or 8 overs at the start.
Full name: Dale Willem Steyn
Current Team: South Africa
Born: 27 June 1983 (age 35)
Bowling: Right-arm fast
Dale Willem Steyn is a South African cricketer who plays all the layouts of the game. He is commonly considered as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. At this time, he has the best bowling strike rate of all time in Test match cricket.
Steyn accomplished a score of 78 wickets at an average of 16.24 in Season 2007/08 and was consequently rewarded with the significant ICC 2008 Test Cricketer of the Year Award. In the year 2013, he was named as one of the Wisden cricketers.
Full name: Shaun Edward Marsh
Current Team: Australia
Born: 9 July 1983 (age 35)
Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox
Role: Opening batsman
Shaun Edward Marsh plays for the Western Warriors in Australian domestic cricket. He also represents Australia at various international levels such as Test, One Day International and Twenty20.
He made his debut of Indian Premier League in the year 2008 for Kings XI Punjab. Marsh scored 616 runs at an average of 68 and strike rate of 140 for Kings XI Punjab. Because of that performance, he made his entry into the Australian ODI team.
Current Team: Pakistan
Born: 1 February 1982 (age 37)
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm off-break
Role: Batting All-rounder
Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of Pakistan from the year 2007 to 2009. In the year 1999, he made his One-Day International debut against the West Indies as well as in the year 2001 made his Test debut against Bangladesh.
On 1 July 2018, he became the first Asian batsman to score 2,000 runs in T20Is, and overall became third as well as the first player to play 100 T20Is in the world.
On 3 November 2015, he declared his retirement from Test cricket in order to focus on 2019 Cricket World Cup. He became the first male cricketer to play 100 T20Is on July 2018.