Leading Test scorer, No World Cup: 3 great guys who have never played in the World Cup – Cricket

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Playing in the World Cup is the highlight of every cricket as this was the largest cricket tournament in the world compared to the four-year World Cup. There are players who have made a name for themselves in this tournament, but at the time there were players who, despite their prolific players, never made it to the World Cup.

Here in this article, we take a look at three great players who could never be part of a World Cup campaign:

Alastair Cook

England’s leading scorer in Test cricket, Alastair Cook has never been part of a World Cup campaign. He was England captain leading the way in the 2015 World Cup, but was replaced by Eoin Morgan a few months before the tournament. His ODI career never really started, and therefore he never got the chance to play for his country at the World Cup.

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VVS Laxman

Prior to the 2003 World Cup, VVS Laxman was at the height of his ability, but then Dinesh Mongia was selected in front of him because the selectors wanted additional bowling ability. In a career spanning 134 Tests, he scored an 8781 run average of just under 46 and scored 17 centuries, including a career best 281 against Australia in the Gardens of Eden.

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Justin Langer

The current Australian coach has played 105 Tests in a career spanning 14 years and has scored more than 7000 runs with an average of over 45. However, his ODI career has never started since he could play only eight matches in which he could only run 160 rides a have failed for a single half century.