The craze of the biggest cricketing event has reached its height with the start of the cricket world cup 2019. The fans are witnessing thrilling moments in the group stage, with teams giving tough competition to each other.
It is said that in cricket experience plays a vital part for a team to perform well in a match. Around 150 cricketers have taken part in this ODI fantasy world cup. Almost all the teams seem to have a strategy where they have blended the experienced player with the younger ones.
While young players offer right speed, experienced players in the world cup cricket fantasy game give strength to the team. The fitness quotient of cricketers has changed over the past few years. Even the 35 or 45 years old cricketers have been in good shape.
Let us count the cricketers who are the oldest playing in this fantasy cricket world cup 2019.
Imran Tahir – 40 years – South Africa
The 40 years old South African spin bowler, Imran Tahir is the oldest player in this World Cup 2019. He is the lone 40+ cricketer participating in the tournament. Prior to world cup 2019, Tahir played in 2011 and 2015 world cups. In the 13 matches of his tournament history, Tahir has taken 29 wickets.
Chris Gayle – 39 years – West Indies
The star cricketer of Windies, Chris Gayle is playing in this world cup. He is the second oldest player of the tournament. Gayle has already played in 4 world cups 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. He has scored 944 runs with an average of 37.76. Gayle is the first batsman to score a double century in the world cup.
Mohammad Hafeez – 38 years – Pakistan
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is 38 years old and the third oldest playing in this world cup 2019. Earlier, he represented Pakistan in 2007 and 2011. Hafeez has scored 230 runs with an average of 25.55 and took 11 wickets in ten world cup matches.
MS Dhoni – 37 years – India
The former skipper of the Indian team, captain cool MS Dhoni is 37 years old and has played at 2007, 2011 & 2015 WC. World Cup 2019 is his 4th-time participation. In his 20 world cup matches, Dhoni has scored 507 runs with an average of 42.25.
Shoaib Malik – 37 years – Pakistan
Another experienced Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik is 37 years old. So far he has featured in just one world cup tournament in 2007. This is his second tournament. Malik played three matches where he scored 92 runs with an average of 30.66 and also took one wicket.
Jeevan Mendis – 36 years – Sri Lanka
The 36-year-old Jeevan Mendis is featuring in his second Cricket World Cup this year. Previously, the Sri Lankan cricketer participated in World Cup 2015 where he played two matches. In that tournament, Mendis scored 13 runs and also picked up two wickets.
Hashim Amla – 36 years – South Africa
Another South African cricketer HashimAmla playing at this tournament is 36 years old. The Proteas cricketer has already participated in two world cups in 2011 and 2015. The right-handed opening batsman has played 15 matches in the previous tournaments where he has scored 639 runs with an average of 42.60.
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