6 Jun 2019
These players might retire post the ICC World Cup 2019
The ICC World Cup 2019 is off to an interesting start as there are many veteran stars who are making their presence felt in England and Wales.
However, several of these cricketers might be featuring in their last 50-over World Cup.
In the same light, they would want to deliver the goods and retire at the peak.
Here we look at some such players.
Veteran Chris Gayle to bid adieu from ODIs
But later on, he hinted on making an U-turn.
This certainly looks like the last World Cup for the 39-year-old Gayle.
He has 10,201 ODI runs with 52 fifties.
Gayle smashed a fifty in the opening game against Pakistan and his influence is massive.
Dhoni will look to bow out with a bang
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni's importance in this side can't be overstated.
The 37-year-old is currently playing his fourth World Cup and will want to bow out with a bang.
The bowlers will look up to the wicket-keeper batsman in the World Cup.
Dhoni has amassed 10,500 ODI runs at an average of 50.72. He remains the fulcrum of India's middle order.
Tahir would look to produce magic for South Africa
He is their major trump card.
Tahir has been excellent in 2019 as he had a strong IPL campaign for Chennai Super Kings.
He has already taken four wickets in South Africa's first three matches.
The leg-spinner has 166 career ODI wickets.
Malinga will hope to bring his experience into play
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga will want to bow out of ODIs with his head held high.
The right-arm pacer has plenty of experience and will be keen to bring the same to the table.
He has a staggering 325 wickets so far and is Lanka's main weapon with the ball.
Malinga, who had a poor outing against New Zealand, corrected his mistakes against Afghanistan.
Hafeez and Malik are crucial names in Pakistan's middle order
37-year-old Hafeez made his presence felt by being the top run-scorer for his side in the match against England on Monday.
Malik will also look to deliver as the tournament progresses.
Both players add steel and give a certain sense of comfort in the middle order.
Their experience will help Pakistan.