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5 players who aced the 2015 World Cup and will be missed in 2019

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The World Cup is one of the most awaited sporting events of the cricketing world. The 2015 World Cup took place in Australia and New Zealand which saw both the hosts contend for the coveted trophy in the finals which took place in Melbourne on the 29th of March 2015.

Prior to the finals, both the teams had met each other in the group stages which saw New Zealand win a nail biter. In the finals, the Aussies showcased some brilliant all-around cricket to win the match by 7 wickets. James Faulkner received the Man of the Match for his outstanding show with the ball whereas Mitchell Starc won the Man of the Series Award for emerging as the tournament's highest wicket-taker.

The World Cup witnessed some great performances coming from both bat and ball. One of the biggest upsets in the World Cup was witnessed when Bangladesh got the better off England in a Pool A game by 15 runs.

Following the World Cup, a few greats of the game brought down the curtains to their illustrious career. 5 players who performed exceedingly in the 2015 World Cup and will be missed dearly in England this year are as follows:

#1 Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori announced his retirement from all forms of the game following the loss to Australia in the finals of the World Cup. The all-rounder made his debut for the Test side in 1997 to become the youngest New Zealand player to feature in an international Test match.

The former Kiwi skipper had a great time in the 2015 World Cup where he picked up 15 wickets in 9 games to end up in the top 10 bowlers list for the most wickets. Vettori had a fitting end to his career as he bowled with an economy rate of 4.04 throughout the tournament. His best performance in the tournament came against Afghanistan in the group stages where he picked up figures of 4 for 18 in his 10 over spell which comprised of 4 maidens. Daniel Vettori's catch off Marlon Samuels in the game against West Indies was one of the most iconic moments of the tournament.

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