The ICC Cricket World cup is just round the corner and every country has Announced their World Cup squad. After every edition of the Cricket World Cup we see Legends retiring as it is the perfect platform for them to say Goodbye.Many legends are likely to Retire after this World Cup also. Let us have a look at one of the legends from each of the top 9 sides that are Likely to Retire after this World Cup .
1.Bangladesh. Mashrafe Mortaza
One of the most successful captain for Bangladesh in ODI cricket Mashrafe Mortaza has already retired from T20 cricket and he last place the test match 10 years ago.He had earlier revealed that he wanted to play for his country till the upcoming World Cup. He is already 35 years of age and it’s highly unlikely that he will continue after the world cup.
2.West Indies. Chris Gayle
One of the very few players active today who made their debut in the 1990’s, Chris Gayle served his country for close to two decades. Although he has been in good form of late but he is already 39 years of age and he has already announce that he will retire after the 2019 World Cup from One Day International cricket.
3.New Zealand. Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor is one of the most experienced players in the New Zealand side right now and has been the mainstay of New Zealand batting. He has been around for around a decade and he is playing his third world cup.He is already 35 years of age and it’s uncertain whether he will continue after the world cup.
4.Sri Lanka. Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga will be playing in his fourth World Cup. He has performed exceptionally well for Sri Lanka in the past decade and has made it clear that he will retire after the 2019 World Cup. One of the most unique bowlers to play international cricket we all hope that he will go on a high note.
5.England. Liam Plunkett
Liam Plunkett is the senior most player in the England squad and has been around for close to 14 years now. But he has been in and out of the England side due to form and fitness. He is already 34 years of age and this might be the last time that we see Liam Plunkett playing International Cricket.
6.Pakistan. Shoib Malik
Another cricketer to have made his debut in the 1990s Shoaib Malik has already made it clear that he will retire from one day international cricket after the 2019 World Cup.He served Pakistan for close to 20 years. He was in and out of the team several times and would want to leave a mark in his last tournament.
7.South Africa.Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir is already in his forties and has already announced his retirement post World Cup. He performed very well for South Africa in his International Career and will surely look to go on a high note.
8.Australia. Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh is the oldest member in the Australian Side at the age of 35.He faces stiff competition in the Australian batting line up with David Warner and Steve Smith back in the side.It will be difficult for him to maintain a place in the side after the World Cup.
9.India. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni the legend that he is, He Achieved everything possible in his 15 year long career. He is playing in his 4th world cup.He has already retired from Test Cricket and is 37 years old. In all probabilty he will retire after the 2019 World Cup.