World Cup 2019: 5 Cricketers whose first mega event appearance could turn out to be their last
These players would want to make it count in the World Cup.
Published - May 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Updated - May 17, 2019 6:11 pm
The final of the IPL provided a photo finish to one of the biggest sports league in the world. The action was not for the weak hearted ones as, throughout the game, every set of fans was strangled with excitement. In the end, Mumbai Indians bagged the coveted trophy and the white ball tourney got a stopover. It is time for the refill of anxiety and enthusiasm before the audience gets a dose of the biggest white ball saga in England.
The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup is less than two weeks away, and the cricketing fraternity is already gearing up for the high octane clashes. Every team looks a perfect match for the champions tag because of the presence of various match-winners on each side. Only 15 individuals are lucky enough to represent their nation at the biggest stage. Among them, there are certain players who will be playing their first World Cup but probably this may turn out to be their last one as well.
Here are the players for whom this World Cup will be their first and last opportunity to make their presence felt at the highest level :
1) Colin Munro (New Zealand)
The Kiwi opening batsman is a destructive player at the top of the order and his combination with Martin Guptill can work wonders for the team. Colin Munro has the ability to carve out bowlers with his brute power game. He has played 51 ODIs for the Blackcaps in which he has scored over 1100 at an average of 25. Munro is a player whose average is overlooked by the New Zealand team because when he is on song his striking can change the game in a matter of overs and his strike rate of 106 proves it.
The left-hander made his debut in 2013 and for a couple of years, he was in the team as a back-up option for injured stars. After the retirement of Brendon McCullum, Munro got more opportunities and has played odd fantastic knocks. Recently, the southpaw is not having a good time with the willow in his hand, as he has scored only 2 fifties in his last 20 outings. The selectors have backed him to come good in the World Cup. At 32, this might be his last chance to play such a celebrated event.