5 Cricketers Who Won The ODI World Cup Without Playing A Single Game
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5 Cricketers Who Won The ODI World Cup Without Playing A Single Game

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Mitchell Johnson of Australia poses with the 2003 World Cup trophy during the Australian Cricket team World Cup portrait session at The Hilton Hotel February 27, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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For cricketers playing on the international stage, a world cup trophy is an achievement that is rare and extremely special. Winning a world cup is the dream of every nation and all the cricketers who take up professional cricket. For some cricketers, a world cup win is an ultimate glory in their international cricketing career.

For them, what adds to the speciality is performing to the best of their abilities when it matters the most and guide their team to the most coveted trophy win in world cricket. There have been a lot of cricketers who have shone exceptionally in an edition of the world cup. However, there have been a few lucky cricketers who have not played any game in the world cup but still possess the world cup trophy.

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Today, we’ll take a look at the five cricketers who won the ODI World Cup without playing a single game during the entire tournament.

5 Cricketers Who Won The ODI World Cup Without Playing A Single Game:

5. Marvan Atapattu – 1996

Marvan Atapattu
Marvan Atapattu. Image Source: Twitter

Former Sri Lankan batsman Marvan Atapattu has scored close to 13000 thousand runs in international cricket. The veteran made his ODI debut in 1990, after which he was given a place in the team for the World Cup 1996. Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996, but Attapattu did not get a chance to play a single match during the entire tournament. And, it makes him one of the cricketers to win a world cup without playing a single game.

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