5 players who will be missed in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Ruben Hill
May 20, 2019

 ICC World Cup 2019 is around the corner as the top 10 ODI nations of the world assemble in England and Wales to battle it out for the iconic trophy. This will be the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup.

Australia has lifted the World Cup 5 times while India and West Indies have done it twice each. The major reason behind these teams' success are the players who play out their hearts for the nation.

Some big match players leave their mark on the tourney forever with the help of magnificent performances. However, they also have to retire as per their age. In this article, we will have a look at the 5 players who will be missed the most in 2019 World Cup -

#5 Michael Clarke (Australia)

The 2015 World Cup winning captain, Michael Clarke had been a constant in the Australian squad for the last many years. But his injuries cut short his international as he decided to hang up his boots later in 2015. Being an all-time fan favorite, Clarke will be missed a lot.

#4 Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)

The skipper of the 2015 runners-up, New Zealand, Brendon McCullum had set the World Cup on fire with his aggressive style of playing. He spared no bowler and dismantled every bowling attack on offer. He retired from international cricket soon after the World Cup. His absence has left a huge hole in the New Zealand team.

#3 Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

The most consistent batsman of 2015 World Cup, Kumar Sangakkara became the only man on earth to hit 4 centuries in the same World Cup. He bid farewell to international cricket in 2015 and since his exit, the Sri Lankan team has never been able to make it to the top 5 of ICC rankings.

#2 Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

Another Sri Lankan legend whom the fans will the most is Mahela Jayawardene. The right-handed batsman was the backbone of Sri Lanka for years but just like Sanga he too retired in 2015 due to his fitness and form issues.

#1 AB de Villiers (South Africa)

Mr. 360 will be the most missed player this year as the powerhouse has a huge number of fans not only in South Africa but also worldwide. The fans will never forget the way he treated them with his fearless striking.

क्रिकेट वर्ल्ड कप 2019 की ब्रेकिंग न्यूज़, लाइव स्कोर, अंक तालिका, टाइम टेबल, अपडेट स्पोर्ट्सकीड़ा हिंदी पर पाएं

 

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