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5 Players who could be playing their last World Cup in 2019

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MS Dhoni and Imran Tahir
MS Dhoni and Imran Tahir

The World Cup is undoubtedly the biggest tournament in the game of cricket. It becomes more exciting when the teams across the world fight for the coveted trophy because it happens once every four years.

The last edition of the World Cup was held in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Steve Smith-led Australia destroyed New Zealand in the finals to clinch the trophy. After 20 years, the World Cup will be played in England in 2019.

With the tournament is around the corner, the teams have started preparing for the World Cup. Each and every team would look to crack the code to touch the trophy. During the upcoming World Cup, a number of youngsters and experienced cricketers will be on a show.

But, for many of them, it will be their last World Cup tournament. In our article, we take a look at the five players who could play their last World Cup in 2019.

#5 Imran Tahir

South Africa v Pakistan - 1st Momentum One Day International
South Africa v Pakistan - 1st Momentum One Day International

The leg break bowler from South Africa, Imran Tahir made his entry into the South African team at the age of 32. He became a citizen of the country in 2011 and then he wore the national team jersey.

Tahir made his international debut for Proteas against West Indies during the 2011 World Cup. Since then he never looked back and he is one of the consistent performers for the South African team across all formats of the game.

He is one of the few players who played Under-19 cricket for Pakistan and international cricket for another country. He is expected to lead the spin department of the South African team in the upcoming World Cup. With the age is not on his side, the 2019 World Cup might be his last for South Africa.

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