Players Who Will Retire After ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Players Who Will Retire After ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be the last World Cup for some players and they will try to
make their last World Cup memorable by their performance. Let’s have a look that which
players might retire after this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

MS Dhoni:
Indian Wicket Keeper Batsman MS Dhoni is one of the best Captains and a good finisher. He
was born on 07 July, 1981 and now he is 37 years old. He made his ODI debut against
Bangladesh in December 2004. He has got ICC ODI player of he year award in 2008 and 2009.
Under MS Dhoni’s Captaincy India has won big tournaments like ICC Cricket World Cup 2011,
Asia Cups 2010 and 2016, ICC Champions Trophy 2013, ICC World T20 Cup 2007. He has 10
centuries and 71 fifties in One Day Internationals with strike rate of 87.56.

Chris Gayle:
Star Batsman of West Indies, Chris Gayle is set to retire after ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He is
the most valued player in T20. He is 39 years old. He is the second West Indies Player to score
highest runs in ODI after Brian Lara. Recently Chris Gayle has broke the record of Shahid Afridi’s
most sixes in all formats. He is the only player to score triple hundred in Test, double hundred
in ODI and a century in T20. He made his ODI debut against India in September, 1999. The left-
handed batsman has 25 centuries and 51 fifties in ODI format with a strike rate of 87.14. He
might be play ICC World T20 Cup 2020.

Ross Taylor:
New Zealander Batsman holds the record of most centuries in ODI for New Zealand. He made
his ODI debut against West Indies in March, 2006. He is 35 years old. He has played 218 ODI
matches till now. He has served as a captain in all formats. His highest ODI score is 181 against
England in March 2018. He is the key member of the New Zealand squad for the world cup
2019. He has 20 centuries and 47 fifties in ODI with a strike rate of 83.32.

Shoaib Malik:
Pakistani all rounder Shoaib Malik is one of the experienced players of the current cricket era.
He has announced his retirement from the one-day internationals after the ICC Cricket World
Cup 2019 but he will serve the Pakistan cricket team in the T20 format.

"If you have made goals for yourself that keeps you running, I have made some for myself. We
have already won two big events: The World T20 in 2009 and the Champions Trophy in 2017.
The only thing left in my career is to win that 50-over World Cup. That is the thing I am looking
at which makes me work hard. I have big hopes from these youngsters and myself. We are
going to give our best." Malik Said.

Malik has been the part of the ICC World T20 2009 and ICC Champions Trophy 2017. He made
his ODI debut against West Indies in 1999. 37 years old Shoaib Malik has scored 7481 runs with
a strike rate of 81.76. He is first player to play 100 T20 internationals for the Pakistan.

Mashrafe Mortaza:
Mashrafe Mortaza is the Captain of Bangladesh Cricket team for the ICC Cricket World Cup
2019. He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in November, 2001. He plays as an allrounder
for his team. He has 259 ODI wickets in his career. In 2009 he named as the Captain of
Bangladesh Cricket team for the first time. He has also retired from the T20 format in April,
2017. Due to his injuries he can’t play longer formats that why he has stopped playing tests
cricket. After the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, he can might be announce his retirement from
the ODI format. He is now also connected to politics by winning a seat in general election of
Bangladesh in 2018.

Lasith Malinga:
According to Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga he can quit playing ODI matches after the
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and will retire from the T20 format after the ICC World T20 cup
2020. The 35 years old Lasith Malinga made his ODI debut against United Arab Emirates in July,
2004. He has played 30 test matches, 218 ODI matches and 73 T20 matches in his career. He
has 322 wickets in one day internationals. He has three hat tricks in ODI format. He is the
highest Sri Lankan’s wicket taker in T20 with 97 wickets and third highest wicket taker in ODI
format. He was also the Captain of Sri Lankan side in ICC World T20 Cup 2014. He has also the
record of taking four wickets on four consecutive balls.

Hashim Amla:
South African Opening Batsman Hashim Amla is likely to be retire after this upcoming ICC
Cricket World Cup 2019. He is turned 36 years now. He is the one of the leading batsmen and
run scorer for the South Africa in all three formats. He has played 174 ODI and scored 7910 runs
with the average of 49.75 and hit 27 hundred and 37 fifties. He is also fastest batsman to reach
2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 runs in ODI. He has highest test score of 311 not out for
South Africa. Hashim Amla made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in March, 2008.

Dale Steyn has also announced that he has planned to stop playing white ball cricket after the
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. His shoulder injury restricts him from playing him in team many
times and his last played ODI is in 2016.

"I will be trying to get to that World Cup (in England). But after the World Cup I don't see myself playing white-ball cricket for South Africa. By the time the next World Cup comes, I will be 40."

Steyn made his ODI debut in August, 2005 and now he is 35 years old. In 2013 he was
named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the year. He has 196 wickets in ODI and 439 wickets in
test matches. He is leading wicket taker in test for South Africa and wants to carry on playing
test matches.

Muhammad Hafeez:
38 years old Pakistani all rounder Muhammad Hafeez might be play his last ICC Cricket World
Cup 2019. He has retired from the test cricket in December, 2018. He is known as The
Professor in cricket. Hafeez was named as Captain of Pakistan T20 Cricket team in 2012 and he
led the team in ICC World T20 Cup 2012. He has played 208 ODI matches and scored 6302 runs
with 11 centuries and 36 fifties. Muhammad Hafeez also performed well in the ICC Champions
Trophy 2017.

Martin Guptill:
New Zealand’s Opening Batsman Martin Guptill is selected for the World cup 2019 squad and
he is also in the list of players that will play their last world cup. He is the first New Zealander
batsman and overall 5th batsman to score a double century in ODI format. His highest score in
ODI is 237 which is the also highest score in World cup history and second highest score in ODI.
He made his ODI debut against West Indies in January, 2009. He has scored a century on ODI
debut. He has 16 centuries and 34 fifties with the strike rate of 87.45.