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4 great Australian cricketers who never played in a World Cup

S Samaddar
Top 5 / Top 10
20 Mar 2018, 00:28 IST

With 5 World Cups to their name and two appearances in the final of the tournament, Australia is the most successful team in the history of cricket's showpiece event.

Needless to say, they have had some of the best cricketers in the world playing for them in different editions of the tournament. The task of actually getting selected for the Australian World Cup team is a tough ask for most.

However, there have been some highly successful Australian cricketers who acquired legendary status but did not play many one-day internationals and in fact, never played for them in the World Cup. Here is a look at 4 such cricketers, in no particular order.

#4 Stuart MacGill

Portrait of Stuart MacGill
Stuart MacGill was a great turner of the ball

Now, not many would say that the former Australian leg-spinner was a great cricketer. But it is hard to deny that Stuart MacGill might have had a much bigger stature in the game had his career not coincided with that of Shane Warne.

He played Tests whenever Warne wasn't available but when it came to ODI cricket he had an even harder time to get into the side.

MacGill was a huge turner of the ball and he could produce results on any surface. However, his ODI career was restricted to only 3 games - none of which came in a World Cup.

He played his first ODI back in 2000 and in the same year, he played in his last game. He picked up 6 wickets in those three games and managed to get a superb 4 for 19 in one of them.

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