Meet the youngest and oldest player of World Cup 2019

The ICC Cricket World Cup, that starts from May 30 in the UK, will be the farewell tournament for many senior cricketers; there will also be a host of young faces in fray.

The ICC Cricket World Cup is seen by a London Air Ambulance at The Oval.   -  GETTY IMAGES

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be the farewell tournament for many senior cricketers. At the same time, there will be a host of young faces who will make their debut.

Eighteen-year-old Mujeeb ur Rahman of Afghanistan will be the youngest cricketer in the Cup that starts from May 30 in the UK.

The off-spinner made his ODI debut in 2017 and in a short span, he picked 51 wickets in 28 games at an economy of 3.74.

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Mujeeb is also an IPL regular with Kings XI Punjab. The finger spinner had a below-par season this time — three wickets in five games — and he will be keen to make amends in the marquee event.

Mujeeb ur Rahman.   -  FILE PHOTO/ K. MURALI KUMAR

 

Imran Tahir, the oldest player of the tournament, had a stellar IPL season with Chennai Super Kings. The South African leg-spinner claimed 26 wickets at an economy of 6.69.

Imran Tahir.   -  AFP

 

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Though the 40-year-old is in the World Cup squad, Cricket South Africa did not renew his contract. This could well be his last tournament.