World Cup is among the biggest cricket tournament in the ODI and T20I format. The tournament witnessed a quest among all the top cricket-playing nations. The team that wins a World Cup gets the tag of World Champions. So far, there have been 11 editions of ODI World Cups and 6 editions of the T20I World Cup.
In ODI WC, Australia have won the tournament most 5 times. England are the defending champions who won the tournament in the 2019 edition. In T20I WC, West Indies have won most 2 times and they are the defending champions as they defeated England in the last edition in 2016.
Winning a World Cup is like a dream come true for a cricketer. However, there are many players who had a long career in international cricket but were never able to win any World Cup title. Here we talk about 5 players who have played more than 100 Test matches but haven’t won a single World Cup.
5 Players Who Have Played More Than 100 Test Matches But Haven’t Won A Single World Cup
Alastair Cook is the first player in this list. The former England skipper has played more than 161 Test matches and scored 12,472 runs in the format at an average of 45.35. He has smashed 33 hundreds in Tests. However, during his active international career from 2006 to 2018, the left-handed batsman never managed to win a World Cup as he was never part of the tournament.
When England won the T20I WC in 2010, Alastair Cook was omitted from the squad. He was going to lead the England team in ODI WC 2015, however, Eoin Morgan was nominated as the skipper of the team in ODI format.