Cricket’s most popular tournament, the ICC World Cup is scheduled to start from 30 May, and the 2019 edition is going to be hosted by England and Wales. A lot of cricket lovers and fans are certain to be a part of this incredible carnival and catch the action live. Throughout the championship, 10 international teams will play 48 matches in a round-robin format at 11 world class venues for 46 days. Top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals that will be played in Manchester and Birmingham on 9th July and 11th July respectively. With just a couple of weeks left, the excitement is building up and the cricket lovers around the world are waiting with bated breath for the Championship to begin. Preparations are in full swing in both England and Wales to make sure that cricket fans arriving here to watch the matches are served with nothing but pure entertainment!

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ICC World Cup Cricket 2019

Teams

England (hosts), Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and West Indies.

Among the most popular teams, the current champions Australia will play their first match with ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan on 1st June at Bristol; two times World champions India will match-up South Africa on 5th June in Southampton. India and Pakistan the two arch rivals are scheduled to take on each other on 16 June at Old Trafford while England and Australia face off each other on 25th June at the Lord’s.

Venues

Lord’s and The Oval in London will witness 5 matches each with the former hosting the final match on 14th July. Manchester’s Old Trafford and Birmingham’s Edgbaston will host 5 matches each including one semi-final a piece on 9th July and 11th July respectively. Old Trafford is scheduled to host the maximum number of matches (6) this ICC Cricket World Cup season. Other venues include Bristol, Cardiff, Chester-le-Street, Leeds, Nottingham, Southampton and Taunton.

Players to Look Out for

The biggest names of the squad members to look out for in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 include Virat Kohli, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Andre Russel, Imran Tahir, Steve Smith, Chris Gayle, Dinesh Karthik, Kane Williamson, Hashim Amla, Angelo Mathews, Rashid Khan, Shoaib Malik and Shimron Hetmyer.

Capture the Action Live – On or Off the Venues

Cricket lovers all over the world who plan to join the crowds at the venues in England and Wales to root for their favourite team have already booked their tickets. If you are a late planner you still have a chance to book your flights to the venues and tickets to the matches before they are sold out. If you are not heading to the cricket grounds, the city pubs and bars are the best places to watch the World Cup where you can enjoy the matches sipping your favourite tipple. You will find a plenty of pubs in your city screening the ICC Cricket World Cup action where the atmosphere is nothing less than what it is at the cricket grounds. And then there is the good old way to enjoy the matches from the comfort of your home glued to the good old telly! No matter where you are, just make sure that you catch the action live.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Fixtures

The 10-team tournament will start on May 30, 2019 and will go on till July 14, 2019. Cricket lovers will have more than a month’s time to enjoy the sport across England and Wales.

Date:Match:
May 30, ThuEngland vs South Africa, Match 1
Kennington Oval, London
May 31, FriWindies vs Pakistan, Match 2
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Jun 01, SatNew Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Match 3
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Jun 01, SatAfghanistan vs Australia, Match 4
County Ground, Bristol
Jun 02, SunSouth Africa vs Bangladesh, Match 5
Kennington Oval, London
Jun 03, MonEngland vs Pakistan, Match 6
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Jun 04, TueAfghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 7
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Jun 05, WedSouth Africa vs India, Match 8
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Jun 05, WedBangladesh vs New Zealand, Match 9
Kennington Oval, London
Jun 06, ThuAustralia vs Windies, Match 10
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Jun 07, FriPakistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 11
County Ground, Bristol
Jun 08, SatEngland vs Bangladesh, Match 12
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Jun 08, SatAfghanistan vs New Zealand, Match 13
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Jun 09, SunIndia vs Australia, Match 14
Kennington Oval, London
Jun 10, MonSouth Africa vs Windies, Match 15
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Jun 11, Tue Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Match 16
County Ground, Bristol
Jun 12, WedAustralia vs Pakistan, Match 17
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Jun 13, ThuIndia vs New Zealand, Match 18
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Jun 14, FriEngland vs Windies, Match 19
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Jun 15, SatSri Lanka vs Australia, Match 20
Kennington Oval, London
Jun 15, SatSouth Africa vs Afghanistan, Match 21
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Jun 16, SunIndia vs Pakistan, Match 22
Old Trafford, Manchester
Jun 17, MonWindies vs Bangladesh, Match 23
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Jun 18, TueEngland vs Afghanistan, Match 24
Old Trafford, Manchester
Jun 19, WedNew Zealand vs South Africa, Match 25
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Jun 20, ThuAustralia vs Bangladesh, Match 26
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Jun 21, FriEngland vs Sri Lanka, Match 27
Headingley, Leeds
Jun 22, SatIndia vs Afghanistan, Match 28
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Jun 22, SatWindies vs New Zealand, Match 29
Old Trafford, Manchester
Jun 23, SunPakistan vs South Africa, Match 30
Lord’s, London
Jun 24, MonBangladesh vs Afghanistan, Match 31
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Jun 25, TueEngland vs Australia, Match 32
Lord’s, London
Jun 26, WedNew Zealand vs Pakistan, Match 33
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Jun 27, ThuWindies vs India, Match 34
Old Trafford, Manchester
Jun 28, FriSri Lanka vs South Africa, Match 35
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Jun 29, SatPakistan vs Afghanistan, Match 36
Headingley, Leeds
Jun 29, SatNew Zealand vs Australia, Match 37
Lord’s, London
Jun 30, SunEngland vs India, Match 38
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Jul 01, MonSri Lanka vs Windies, Match 39
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Jul 02, TueBangladesh vs India, Match 40
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Jul 03, WedEngland vs New Zealand, Match 41
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Jul 04, ThuAfghanistan vs Windies, Match 42
Headingley, Leeds
Jul 05, FriPakistan vs Bangladesh, Match 43
Lord’s, London
Jul 06, SatSri Lanka vs India, Match 44
Headingley, Leeds
Jul 06, SatAustralia vs South Africa, Match 45
Old Trafford, Manchester
Jul 09, TueTBC vs TBC, 1st Semi-Final (1 v 4)
Old Trafford, Manchester
Jul 11, ThuTBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi-Final (2 v 3)
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Jul 14, SunTBC vs TBC, Final
Lord’s, London

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