Openers 

Virender Sehwag

An explosive batsman from India, Sehwag changed the way opening was done in cricket. The 37-year old is the Indian player with two triple tons in Tests. His highest score in ODI is 219. Sehwag made his Test debut in 2001 and ODI in 1999. The dasher went on to play 104 Tests, 251 ODIs and 19 T20Is for India.

Chris Rogers

The veteran Australian opener who only played in Test also announced his retirement in 2015. He had not been picked in the squad for many years as the Australian team was having generations of extremely talented players.

Rogers made his debut against India at Perth Test. In seven years career, he played 25 Tests and scored 2015 runs with an average of 42.84 including five centuries and 14 fifties. He retired after playing the Ashes in England.

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Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lankan legend arguably the greatest ever cricketer the emerald isle produced. He used to hold three responsibilities at the same time. He played the role of wicketkeeper-batsman for most of his career. Later he played the role of captain. The 38-year-old left-handed batsman played 134 Tests, 404 ODIs, and 56 T20IS. He is Sri Lanka’s highest run scorer in both ODIs and Tests with more than 1400 runs and 12000 runs in the two formats of the game respectively. His last Test was against India in August this year.

Middle order 

Michael Clarke

The Australian captain has bidden adieu the limited over format after the World Cup which his side won after beating New Zealand in the final in Melbourne. Clarke made his debut in 2003 against England and went on to play 115 Tests, 245 ODIs and 34 T20Is for Australia. Clarke wanted to continue his Test career, but after losing the Ashes urn to England at English soil, he hung up his boots.

Mahela Jayawardene

This one of the  greatest batsmen was one of the two backbones of Sri Lankan cricket in the last decade. Having made his Test debut against India in 1997, the 38-year-old played 149 Tests, 448 ODIs, and 44 T20Is and scored more than  10,000 runs in both ODI and Test formats. He also captained for a while.

Brendan Taylor

This 29 years old talented Zimbabwe wicket keeper batsman  has bidden farewell international cricket as a tragic hero. He scored an unbeaten 145 against India in the group B match of the 2015 World Cup. He had to take a call on his career for Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe lost the World Cup match to India. But, Brendon will be always remembered as an iconic figure.  He sacrificed his own career and family for the sake of Zimbabwe cricket. He made his debut in 2004 against Sri Lanka. He led Zimbabwe for quite some time during turmoil in the country. He played 167 ODIs and 23 Tests. He scored 5258 runs in ODI at an average of more than 34 and in Test he scored 1493 runs.

 

 

Brad Haddin (Wk)

Haddin has retired after winning the 2015 World Cup along with Michael Clarke. Haddin made his ODI debut in 2008 against West Indies in Kingston. He played 126, 66 Tests and 34 T20Is. He scored 3121 ODI runs with an average of 31.53 including two centuries and 16 fifties with the highest score 110. In Test, he scored 3266 runs at average 32.06 including four centuries and 18 fifties with a best knock of 169.

Daniel Vettori

One of the handsome cricketers has played the game ever. Vettori is the youngest man to play for New Zealand retired after the World Cup final against Australia. The veteran of 113 Tests, 295 ODIs, and 34 T20Is. He finished his career with 300 wickets and more than 3000 runs in Tests, which is one of the rarest records in Test cricket. He also has 305 wickets in ODIs.

Zaheer Khan

The renowned Indian pacer, Zaheer Khan was considered in the same league as the Pakistan greats like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. His career was hit by frequent injuries which limited his services for India but he still managed to play 200 ODIs and 92 Tests. With 311 wickets in Tests and 282 in ODIs, the Mumbai pacer is the best India has produced after legendary allrounder Kapil Dev.

Mitchell Johnson

This Australian fast bowler lost his interest in the game after losing the Ashes to England. He won two 2007 and 2015 World Cup with Australian squad. He made his debut in 2005 against New Zealand. He played 73 Tests, 153 ODIs, and 30 T20Is. He has taken 313 Test wickets, 239 ODI wickets, and 38 T20 wickets. He retired after playing the second match of Trans-Tasman Test series against New Zealand at home.

Ryan Harris

Harris who was also known as Ryano took his retirement after surprising everyone during the Ashes. His absence affected Australia badly  in the tournament. His ankle injury made him take a call on his career. He made his debut in 2009 against South Africa. He played 27 Tests and 21 ODIs. He has taken 113 Test wickets and 44 ODI wickets respectively.