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5 legends who could be playing their last World Cup

Uday Joshi
ANALYST
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21.78K   //    13 Jan 2019, 19:57 IST

Cricket is a sport played all around the globe. The popularity of the sport is only second to football. And furthermore, with the invention of T20 format, the game has reached new heights in its popularity. But at the same time, the 50-over format is getting affected by all the T20 leagues.

Once every four years, the World Cup tournament is played out. The expectations are always high since the best teams battle it out for the ultimate glory within a span of about six weeks. Every team has already started to prepare for the World Cup 2019 which will be held in June in England this time.

There are many great players for whom this could be the last outing at the sport's biggest stage. In this segment let us look at those 5 legends whom we won't get to see in another 50-over World Cup.


#5 Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor is probably the most underrated ODI cricketer of the century. His 50-over game records are as good as any in middle order batter in the past. He is undoubtedly the greatest NewZealand batsmen since Martin Crowe.

The 34-year-old Ross Taylor has played 210 ODI matches in which he has managed to score 7709 runs at an impressive average and strike rate of 47.88 and 83.12 respectively. He has scored 20 centuries and 45 half-centuries. Recently, he has managed to go past the record of scoring 50-plus runs in 5 consecutive innings, while Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli held the record for 4 innings.

In 2018, Taylor managed to score 639 runs at a staggering average of 91.29 and at a strike rate in excess of 88. By scoring a magnificent 181 against England, he once again proved his mettle in the 50-over format.

In 2015, New Zealand reached the World Cup final but unfortunately lost to Australia. This time the Kiwi batting great will be hoping to cling onto that esteemed silverware.

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