Will ICC World Cup 2015 be the last for these 10 stars?

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Some of the big names in international cricket could be playing in their last World Cup this year in Australia and New Zealand.

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World Cup 2015 will be played from February 14 to March 29. Top stars like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, MS Dhoni, Misbah-ul-Haq could be making their last World Cup appearance.

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Sangakkara and Afridi have already confirmed it would be their final World Cup. "I always wanted to retire from ODIs with self-respect, grace and on a high and I think this is the best time to now focus only on T20 matches," Afridi said in December, 2014. (I cried after winning WC: Dhoni)

"As far as ODI and Test cricket are concerned, it's hard to make a time frame. I am 36 years old now and will be 37 next year during the time of World Cup. By next World Cup, I will be 41 and I don't hope that I am playing then. So 2015 World Cup will be my last. It's a a kind of natural progression," Sangakkara had said in August, 2014.

These are the 10 big cricketers, who could be playing in their last World Cup

(Age - as on February 5)

1. MS Dhoni (India) - Age: 33 years

2. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) - 37

3. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) - 37

4. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) - 34

5. Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan) - 40

6. Michael Clarke (Australia) - 33

7. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) - 33

8. Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) - 35

9. Dale Steyn (South Africa) - 31

10. Chris Gayle (West Indies) - 35

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Story first published: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 13:40 [IST]
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