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Shahid Khan Afridi is set to become only the 5th Pakistani to have appeared in 5 World Cups or more. He is going to join the elite list of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Inzamam ul Haq with 5 appearances each. Javed Miandad appeared in 6 editions and shares the record for appearing in the most World Cups by any player with Sachin Tendulkar.

Ponting, Lara, Jayasuria, Kallis, Aravinda DeSilva, Ranatunga, Chanderpaul and Muralitharan also appeared in 5 World Cups. From the minor/non-Test Playing nations, Thomas Odoyo and Steve Tikolo represented Kenya in 5 editions as well.

From Pakistan, Saleem Malik and Ijaz Ahmed are the only other players to have represented Pakistan in 4 World Cups while Saeed Anwar, Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq, Ramiz Raja, Saqlain Mushtaq, Waqar Younus, Mohammad Yousuf, Azhar Mahmood, Zaheer Abbas, Sarfaraz Nawaz, Wasim Bari and Mudassar Nazar appeared in 3 World Cups each.

From the current players, only Younus Khan has appeared in 3 World Cups while Kamran AKmal, Umar Gul and Mohammad Hafeez have   appeared in the World Cup twice before.
Here's a list of International players with most number of World Cup appearances.
PlayerSpanWorld CupsMat
SR Tendulkar (India)1992-2011645
Javed Miandad (Pak)1975-1996633
Wasim Akram (Pak)1987-2003538
TM Odoyo (Kenya)1996-2011525
ST Jayasuriya (SL)1992-2007538
SO Tikolo (Kenya)1996-2011528
S Chanderpaul (WI)1996-2011531
RT Ponting (Aus)1996-2011546
PA de Silva (SL)1987-2003535
M Muralitharan (SL)1996-2011540
JH Kallis (SA)1996-2011536
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak)1992-2007535
Imran Khan (Pak)1975-1992528
BC Lara (WI)1992-2007534
A Ranatunga (SL)1983-1999530
WPUJC Vaas (SL)1996-2007431
SR Waugh (Aus)1987-1999433
SP Fleming (NZ)1996-2007433
SM Pollock (SA)1996-2007431
Saleem Malik (Pak)1987-1999427
RS Mahanama (SL)1987-1999425
N Kapil Dev (India)1979-1992426
M Azharuddin (India)1987-1999430
JN Rhodes (SA)1992-2003424
J Srinath (India)1992-2003434
Ijaz Ahmed (Pak)1987-1999429
HP Tillakaratne (SL)1992-2003424
GD McGrath (Aus)1996-2007439
DPMD Jayawardene (SL)1999-2011433
DL Haynes (WI)1979-1992425
CZ Harris (NZ)1992-2003428
CL Cairns (NZ)1992-2003428
AR Border (Aus)1979-1992425
AJ Stewart (Eng)1992-2003425
AA Donald (SA)1992-2003425
A Flower (Zim)1992-2003430
Shahid Afridi (Pak)1999-2011420
IVA Richards (WI)1975-1987423
IT Botham (Eng)1979-1992422
GA Gooch (Eng)1979-1992421
ADR Campbell (Zim)1992-2003419
SM Gavaskar (India)1975-1987419
CA Walsh (WI)1987-1999417

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