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The Cricket World Cup holds a special place in players’ career. The cricketers dream to win the World Cup right throughout their career. Some achieve the illustrious feat but some don’t get to live their dream. However, judging a player’s career on the basis of World Cup wins is not fair. Some players have achieved greatness in their career but could not lift the World Cup in their career.

We take a look at 14 deserving players who could win the World Cup (50 overs) in their career.

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

The former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene could not win a single World Cup title in his career. In fact, Jayawardene had led Sri Lanka to World Cup final in the 2007 World Cup but the team lost against Australia in the final. Thus, Jayawardene could not cross the last hurdle. The talisman right-hander batted at the top of his game in the 2007 World Cup as he scored 548 runs in the edition. The stylish right-hander scored 12650 runs in the 448 One Day Internationals.

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