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World Cup 2019: Team-wise oldest player in the tournament

It is always important to have experienced players in the team to channelise the young turks in right direction mainly in mega-events.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni with Jasprit Bumrah and Vijay Shankar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the single most important tournament for any cricketer to be part of in their careers given that it takes place only once in every four years. The ICC World Cup 2019 is also featuring many players who have realized their dreams of participating in the mega ICC event, which gives every player an opportunity to create a career highlight for themselves.

This World Cup edition will feature many players that have vast experience given a long international career and may very well be the last time they play in the tournament. Despite their advanced age, these players bring immense value for their teams, as they guide the young turks in the correct direction and also provide valuable inputs to the captains during crunch situations. Some fans have grown up watching these players entertain us and it’s time we cheer for them one last time.

Here is the team-wise oldest player in the tournament

1. Mohammad Nabi | Afghanistan

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mohammad Nabi has been one of the cornerstones of Afghanistan cricket team’s success since the beginning. He made his ODI debut in 2009 and was their captain as well for a good period of time, leading the team during the transformation from associate giants to formidable ODI unit and his experience has made the unit what we see today.

Nabi is vital for the Afghan team in the World Cup because not only does his experience will come in handy for the skipper Gulbadin Naib, but he also forms a dangerous spin bowling trio with youngsters Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman and his aggressive batting lower down the order makes him a player to watch out for.

The 34-year-old is the most experienced player as well for the team. Since Afghanistan got the ODI status he has played all the matched and recently a fortnight ago the Afghan side played their first match without Nabi. They played their 112th ODI without the spinner thus his experience might bring in a lot of difference to the table.

DOB: January 1, 1985 | Age: 34

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