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5 prolific cricketers who never played in a World Cup

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15 Jun 2016, 16:19 IST

4. Matthew Hoggard (England)

Matthew Hoggard’s ODI career never really got going

Matthew Hoggard’s credentials as a Test bowler for England are difficult to question as he is among the country’s top 10 wicket-takers of all time. One of the best opening bowlers of his time, Hoggard claimed as many as 248 wickets in just 67 Tests with a career-best match haul of 12 for 205 against South Africa. He also played a key role in England’s iconic Ashes triumph over Australia in 2005.

The English fast bowler, however, did not have a very successful ODI career and it consisted of only 26 matches. Hoggard picked up 32 wickets, which included best figures of 5 for 49 in a match against Zimbabwe. His ODI career came to an end in 2006 without him getting an opportunity to represent England in World Cup cricket, even though he was included in the 2003 squad.

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