The biggest event of cricket, World Cup 2019 is all set to take place in England where the host takes on South Africa in the opening match at Kennington Oval, London on 30th May 2019. This will commence the biggest cricketing event in the world with 10 teams facing each other, and the top team to be called the Champion of Champions. The finals of the biggest cricketing event take place on 14th July 2019 at Lords.
While the cricket squads have not been announced yet, as the teams are still trying to find the right combination. IPL may set the tone for some good players to emerge, and as the dates come closer, we may see the final 15 being announced, by the respective cricket boards. Along with the teams being announced, a lot of players have also announced to hang up their boots inside the field. Let’s take a look at 3 of the most important names that shall be on the field for one last time:
3 cricketers set to retire after the tournament
The South-African all-rounder made his ODI debut in August 2004 and was a vital member of the squad during 2011 and 2015 world cup. The 34-year old has played 182 ODIs and scored 5000 runs with four centuries to his credit. The part-time spinner has been good with the ball as he took 63 wickets during his time on the field. He is the second person in the history of cricket, along with Adam Gilchrist to be dismissed at 99 during 2011 world cup against Ireland. Duminy also hit a century against Zimbabwe in 2015 world cup and would like to end his career with a world cup win for South Africa.
Another fellow South-African that would end his cricketing career is Imran Tahir. The cricketer started his journey during the 2011 world cup, and 8 years later he would like to end his career during the event he started his international cricketing career. With a career spanning over 85 ODI games, the spinner has taken 139 wickets, and he would like to round it up to 150 wickets before hanging up his boots.
The spinner’s figures of 4/26 helped his team win the first ever World Cup knockout game against Sri Lanka in 2015. His figures helped him grab the Man of the match award too.
Imran is the first South African to grab 7 wickets in an ODI match, as his figures of 7/45 during a match with West Indies in 2015 helped his team. He would like to repeat the performance before biding the game goodbye.
While this may be devastating news for cricketing fans, the fact that Chris doesn’t see eye to eye with the West Indies Board, Chris announced that he will retire after Cricket World Cup 2019. The Jamaican made his debut in 1999 and was the first player to hit a double century in the world cup, and his 215 against Zimbabwe in the 2015 edition took everyone by surprise. He is also the first cricketer to hit a century during T20 International, as his 117 against South Africa in the inaugural world T20 tournament made his record become better.
With 18,9992 runs to his credit and 500 international sixes, the Jamaican has also taken 250 wickets in International Cricket, and it would be great if he could help his team win the world cup a third time.
हिंदी में वर्ल्ड कप2019 की तमाम ख़बरों के लिए स्पोर्ट्सकीड़ा हिंदी फॉलो करें