World cup 2019 will begin from 30 May in England and Wales. All the teams have announced their 15-member provisional squads for the World Cup 2019. Playing in the World Cup is every cricketers’ dream. While it will be a debut for some of them, it will be the last World Cup for some of them. Here are some cricketers who could be playing their last world cup.
India – MS Dhoni
- One of the most respected Cricketers in the world, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain of Indian national team from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014.
- In January 2017, he resigned from his captaincy and will now play as a wicket-keeper batsman in the upcoming World Cup 2019.
- He will be 38 by the end of 2019 World Cup and there are speculations that this might be his last world cup. He is one of the fittest players in the current Indian team.
West Indies- Chris Gayle
- A nightmare for any bowler, Chris Gayle will cross 40 by the end of world cup tournament.
- He is already 38 and playing for West Indies, this World Cup 2019 could be his last.
Sri Lanka- Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis
- The right-arm pacer from Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga is 35, and is reportedly has not been in his best form. Sri Lanka would look to win this tournament for him as this might be his last world cup.
- Balapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis is an all-rounder and is popular for his unusual spins.
- Mendis has represented Sri Lanka in the 2012 World Twenty20 and 2015 World Cup and this could be his last world cup.
South Africa- Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, FAF du Plessis
- Imran Tahir made his entry into the South African team at the age of 32. He will cross 40 by the end of world cup tournament and this could be his last world cup.
- Along with Tahir, many legends like Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, and FAF DuPlesis may also fight their last World cup battle.
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New Zealand- Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill
- Ross Taylor (batsman) will cross 35 and Martin Guptill (batsman) will be 32 after World cup 2019. These New Zealand players may play their last world cup match.
Australia- Shaun Marsh
- Shaun Marsh (left-handed opening batsman) from Australia may also be going to play his last world cup in 2019.
England- Liam Plunkett
- This would the unexpected but there is a chance we can see Liam Plunkett (bowler) retiring after 2019 WC.
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Bangladesh- Mashrafe Mortaza
- Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is current captain of the One Day Internationals for Bangladesh national cricket team. He is 35-year old and there are speculations that this could also be his last world cup.
Afghanistan- Mohammad Nabi
- Mohammad Nabi is an Afghan cricketer who has captained in limited overs matches. Nabi is an all-rounder, playing as a right-handed batsman and off break bowler.
- He is 34 and may also play his last world cup in 2019.