5 Heroes From 2015 WC Who Will Not Play 2019 WC

3. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

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The Sri Lankan skipper led his team to the finals of the 2011 World Cup. But unfortunately they were defeated at the hands of their neighbours India. In 2015 Sangakkara came back as a motivated individual and it showed in his wonderful performance.

The southpaw scored 541 runs at an average of 108.20. Sangakkara’s average was the tournament’s top average. The veteran just missed out by 6 runs to New Zealand’s Martin Guptill for becoming tournament’s top scorer. Guptill was in a sublime form in the tourney where he scored a double century.

However Sanga himself made a record by becoming the first player to score four consecutive centuries in a World Cup. His highest score came against Scotland at Bellerive Oval. He scored 134 runs off 95 balls, which included 13 fours and 4 sixes. After the tourney ended, Sangakkara announced his retirement from ODIs shortly.