The 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has just started now in England and Wales. This 12th edition of the tournament is set to run from 30th May to 14th July.
Australia and New Zealand jointly hosted the previous Cricket World Cup, 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. It was an exciting Cricket World Cup that Australia won for the fifth time.
Some of the top players in the previous Cricket World Cup have taken retirement while some of the top players are busy in the ongoing Cricket World Cup. There are also some players who were successful in the previous Cricket World Cup, but currently, they have failed to earn an opportunity for the upcoming CWC.
Here are the top five successful players in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup who are not featuring this Cricket World Cup.
5. Jerome Taylor (Windies)
Windies pace bowler Jerome Taylor performed incredibly in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Though he was expensive in some matches of that tournament, he mostly performed as a consistent wicket-taking bowler. While Windies finished that CWC journey in the quarter-finals, Taylor finished as the joint fourth most wicket-taking bowler in that tournament. In 2015 CWC, Taylor grabbed 17 wickets in seven matches with an average of 19.29 and strike-rate of 5.70. He finished that tournament as the most wicket-taking bowler for his team.
However, since the 2015 CWC, Taylor was very inconsistent. In July 2016, he retired from the Test cricket. But later, in April 2017, Taylor returned to the Test cricket. Since the 2015 CWC, Taylor played in just 11 ODIs where he picked up only five wickets. His last ODI was in June 2017.
Though the 34-year-old right-arm pacer is bowling better in domestic cricket at this moment, he hasn’t earned an opportunity in the ongoing Cricket World Cup.