Cricket records: Deserving players who couldn’t win a World Cup Trophy

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Players without World Cup trophy – Winning a tournament like the ICC Cricket World Cup is a matter of pride. It is also the dream of every player to hold that World Cup trophy, along with their team, for at least one time in their playing career.

Winning the World Cup in 2011 was a very big achievement in Sachin Tendulkar’s career. The Master Blaster had to wait for a long time to lift the world cup trophy. Sachin played 6 World Cup tournaments in this career and at last, his wait was over when Dhoni and his men clinched the World Cup trophy at home in 2011.

players without world cup trophy

But not all the players are lucky to be part of the team winning a World Cup. Many players who had a great career with many records to their names were still unable to have a World Cup win to their credit.

Cricket Records – Players without World Cup trophy

Let’s find out about those great players who deserved to win the World Cup trophy in their playing careers, but couldn’t.

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara

The Sri Lankan Legendary wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara was a great asset for the Lankan Tigers. Kumar Sangakkara has been Sri Lanka’s most successful batsman and he has done many wonders in the Test and ODI format. Sri Lanka had won the ODI World Cup in the year 1996, but at that time Kumar Sangakkara was not in the team. Later Sri Lanka also reached the final of the World Cup in 2007 and 2011, but they could not win the World Cup and Kumar Sangakkara retired without winning the ODI World Cup. But Kumar has a T20 World Cup to his name. In 2014, under the leadership of Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka won the World T20 in Bangladesh.

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Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly

Dada, as he is fondly called, is still India’s most successful captain in the history of Indian Cricket. Sourav Ganguly had changed the direction and gave a new spirit to the Indian Cricket. Sourav Ganguly has been a great opener in the ODI cricket. India reached the final of 2003 World Cup under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, but India lost in the finals. India won the World Cup in 1983 and 2011, but Sourav Ganguly was not part of that team and Dada retired without winning the World Cup tournament.

Players without World Cup trophy

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers of South Africa has been a great batsman. AB de Villiers has now retired from ODI cricket and winning the World Cup for South Africa remained an unfulfilled dream for him. AB de Villiers’ dream broke many times. No South African player can forget the 2015 World Cup semi-final defeat when AB de Villiers himself cried a lot. It’s sad that a great player like AB de Villiers could never lay his hands on the World Cup trophy.

Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis1

Pakistan’s great fast bowler Waqar Younis has never been able to win a World Cup. Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992, but Waqar Younis was not in that team. Later in the year, 1999 Pakistan reached the finals but lost the final match.

Players without World Cup trophy

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Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis, the greatest all-rounder in the history of cricket. But the unfortunate thing of Kallis’s career was that his team could never win a World Cup during his playing career. The 1999 World Cup semi-final match was tied, the result of the 2003 World Cup was given through the Duckworth Lewis method, the 2007 World Cup semi-finals or the 2011 World Cup quarter-finals, every time Kallis had to face the disappointment of never winning a World Cup title.

Players without World Cup trophy

Brian Lara

Brian Lara

The stylish batsman Brian Lara has been the greatest batsman of the West Indies team. Brian Lara also never won the World Cup tournament. West Indies dominated the earlier era of cricket and won the World Cups in 1975 and 1979. But Brian Lara was not part of that squad and later the team never won. The defeat in the World Cup semi-finals in 1996 kept Brian Lara’s dream of winning the world cup trophy unfulfilled.

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