Cricketers who are playing their last World Cup

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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.

Gayle

Veteran Chris Gayle to bid adieu from ODIs

Veteran Chris Gayle to bid adieu from ODIs

West Indian powerhouse Chris Gayle stated earlier this year that he will retire after the 2019 World Cup.

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

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.

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Tahir

Tahir would look to produce magic for South Africa

Tahir would look to produce magic for South Africa

40-year-old Imran Tahir, who is already showing his value in World Cup 2019, will want to take as many wickets as possible.

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

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, Malik

Hafeez and Malik are crucial names in Pakistan's middle order

Hafeez and Malik are crucial names in Pakistan's middle order

Both Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have been great servants pf the game.

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.

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