These players have served their nations for many years and the World Cup 2019 maybe their last outing in any such event.
The Cricket World Cup 2019 will kick-start at the end of May and will enthral the global audience over the next one and half months. After 1999, the event comes back to England and teams are busy churning out the appropriate combinations in order for them to standout amidst ten participating nations. A number of stars, both youngsters and experienced, will be on show.
Meanwhile, for many of them, it may be their last swansong in ODIs and international cricket. The same players have served their nation for many years and will be keen to stand up one last time. Even the supporters of the respective countries will be hoping for their heroes to entertain them. In our article, we take a look at the players who may retire after the World Cup.
1. Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir made a late entry into the South African team at the age of 32. In 2011, he became a citizen of the country after which he donned the Proteas jersey. His first appearance was in the 2011 World Cup after which he turned out to be a prolific performer, especially in limited-overs cricket. He is one of the very few players who has played U19 cricket for one (Pakistan) and international cricket for another nation.
Adding to his wily leg-breaks, Tahir’s celebration antics also made him a popular figure. He is pretty certain to find a place in the World Cup squad next year and is expected to deliver in conditions, which may not be conducive to his style of bowling. However, he is 39 and will cross 40 by the end of next year’s event. Hence, there’s a chance that he may say goodbye to all forms of international cricket.