Kumar Sangakkara :- Sri Lanka’s greatest batsman is all set to play his last world cup and already said he will Retire after the event. He had already quitted t20 after playing and winning the t20 World Cup in Bangladesh. He is already 36 and will concentrate to continue the longer format of the game. One of the greatest cricketer of this era he will surely be missed in ODIs not only by the Lankans but also by the Cricketing World. He is one of the few batsmen who have more than 10000 runs both in Tests and ODIs.His elegance and graceful strokes will be missed for sure.
Mahela Jayawardene :- Another Sri Lankan legend, who is generally associated with Sangakkara. Though he don’t have an impressive ODI records as his batting average is on the lower side but he have immense experience. He played the second most number of ODI matches after Sachin Tendulkar. He have also played two ODI world cup finals and unfortunately lost both of them. Recently he was the part of the winning team of t20 World Cup. In the last World Cup final he was the skipper for Sri Lanka and also scored a century in a losing cause. A prolific, elegant and utterly classy batsman with a huge appetite for runs, and a calm yet authoritative captain – those are the qualities that best describe Mahela Jayawardene.
Shahid Afridi :- The master of madcap batting will surely be missed. He possessed the ability of destroying bowling attacks when he was on song. His ODI career has only been exceeded by the sheer number of matches by Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. He represented Pakistan in five World Cups and even captained them in the 2011.
Misbah Ul Haq :- He hasn’t played for years for Pakistan, but his impact since the inaugural t20 world cup made him a regular in Pakistani sqaud. After many disputes inside PCB he was handed over the captaincy and since then He haven’t looked back at all. Having an astonishing average of 44 in ODIs he is the backbone of Pakistani team and rhe only hope in the middle order. He is expected to leave ODIs after the world cup as age is not in his side. He is yet to score an ODI hundred though. A World Cup century will be a prefect finish for him.
Tillakeratne Dilshan– A dashing opener and a regular member of the Lankan team he is supposed to quit after the World Cup if Sri Lanka fails to succeed in it. He is also now a veteran cricketer and is only playing Odis these days. Recently he finished 15000 international runs and playing in England. His striking rate is on a high side and had been a successful opener.