The 2019 edition of ICC Cricket World Cup approaches slowly and steadily. The event will begin on 30 May and take place till 14 July 2019. England and Wales will host the tournament.
The hosts would wish to taste World Cup success for the first time at home conditions. The previous two World Cup tournaments favoured the hosting nations as India and Australia managed to win the 2011 and 2015 editions of the tournament respectively.
The World Cup has made star players into superstars and the same into legends over the years. There would be numerous breakout stars and epic records when the event concludes. As of now, star players like Virat Kohli, Thisara Perera, Jos Butler and Trent Boult seem promising to get the spotlight during the magnificent cricket fiesta.
There may well be some surprise retirements during that event. The tournament might possibly feature the last World Cup appearance of some veteran performers such as Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Ross Taylor and MS Dhoni.
Many cricketers target the World Cup stage for a final tour de force before calling it a day. Here in this article, we will see five of the best performers during the 2015 World Cup who won't play the upcoming one due to their retirement shortly thereafter.
#5 Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel's sensational form benefited South Africa massively during the 2015 World Cup. The Proteas fast bowler stole the show with his impressive abilities, scalping up 17 wickets in 8 innings.
His impressive list of wickets includes star players like MS Dhoni, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara and Brendan Taylor among the rest. His best performance in the competition was against Ireland at Manuka Oval. He got 3/34 in the 9 overs he bowled.
Morkel announced international retirement on 26 February 2018. The talisman pacer was South Africa's highest wicket-taker on the tournament.