New Delhi: With the World Cup approaching in about a month, all the 14 participating nations have finalised their squads after a deliberate effort to acquire the best combination.
Some teams have shown faith in their experienced candidates, some chose to bring young talent while some were forced to leave out their best out due to injuries. Many big names had to bite the dust when it came to selection of the 15-man squad and this didn't down well among the cricketing fraternity around the world.
Leading the list of the players who were dejected is Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh who is followed by West Indian likes of Pollard and Bravo.
Apart from them Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand too have some baffling omissions.
Here's a look at the top cricketers who would be dearly missed in the 2015 World Cup:
1) Yuvraj Singh (India)
Undoubtedly the most shocking omission from Team India for the cricket fans, Yuvraj Singh was not included in the 30 probables announced by the BCCI and even dropped from the contracted players list. His fans took to the social media after the selectors rejected him from the World Cup squad.
However after hitting three consecutive hundreds for Punjab in Ranji Trophy, his name again cropped up for World Cup squad after Ravindra Jadeja left the Australia tour half way due to shoulder injury. But to everyone's surprise the Sandeep Patil-led selection committee chose to include an injured Jadeja and Yuvraj Singh's hopes dashed.
In 2011 world cup Yuvi amassed 362 runs and scalped 15 wickets to win the man of the tournament but soon lost his rhythm soon. After the World T20 final against Sri Lanka in 2014 he was booed by his own fans for his match losing innings.