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World Cup 2015: Legends, looking for their last hurrah!

Today we take a look at some of the legends at this World Cup who might not make it to the next edition.

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Shane Watson has been a loyal servant of Australian cricket for well over a decade and though him retiring after the World Cup might not be realistic, it would be overly optimistic to assume that the 33 year old will make it to the next World Cup with his injury problems. (Source: Reuters)

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Younis Khan has been a stalwart of Pakistan cricket for over a decade and with over 15, 000 international runs scored, few could argue with his pedigree but unfortunately age seems to be catching up with this star cricketer who insists he will play on after the World Cup but one would be hard pressed to believe that will still be playing at the same level at 41 when the 2019 World Cup will be staged. (Source: AP)

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This Sri Lankan legend seems to be in a league of his own when it comes to consistency and has scored over 12, 000 runs for the Lions. He has also farmed a crucial middle partnership with Kumar Sangakkara. Mahela Jayawardene, at 37 has done what most can't even imagine but the World Cup trophy is a feather he would like to add to his hat.

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Chris Gayle and his swashbuckling style of cricket is an inspiration to many and at 35, having scored nearly 9000 runs and securing over 150 wickets in ODI cricket, he would be hard pressed to carry his heroics into the 2019 World Cup. (Source: Reuters)

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Shahid Afridi has also decided to call it quits after this edition of the World Cup. His aggressive attitude and his impressively well rounded game will be missed sorely by the Pakistan cricket team. (Source: Reuters)

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Sri Lanka's highest scoring batsman in ODI's and the considered by many to be the greatest wicket-keeper batsman of all time, Sri Lankan ace Kumar Sangakara will have played over 400 ODI's before the World Cup is done and dusted and at the ripe old age of 37 it's hard to see him holding down his spot for the next World Cup. (Source: Reuters)

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One of the true warhorses of modern cricket, Daniel Vettori has been silently working away moving his team into prime position to make a serious challenge at the World Cup and it seems that it will be his last shot at the big prize, as the 36 year old big man approaches the twilight of his glorious career. (Source: AP)

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Mitchell Johnson has been the spearhead of the Australian bowling attack since Brett Lee retired from international cricket and he has done an admirable job of leading the attack but at 33 the fast bowler has been plagued by injuries and assuming that he wont be at peak condition 4 years down the line wouldn't be much of a leap. (Source: Reuters)

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Pakistan skipper Misbah-Ul-Haq has already announced his intention to retire from ODI cricket after the World Cup after over 150 ODI games in the green of Pakistan. (Source: AP)

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become a talisman of Indian cricket and when he announced his retirement from Test cricket, the cricketing fraternity was shocked, it also posed questions about his status in ODIs with many believing that the captain might decide to pull the plug on his career all together if India under perform at the World Cup. (Source: Express Photo)