2019 Cricket World Cup

2019 Cricket World Cup

2019 Cricket World Cup

The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is the twelfth edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019.

The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord’s. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

The format for the tournament will be a single group of 10 teams, with each team playing the other 9 teams, and the top four teams progressing to a knockout stage of semi-finals and a final. The 10 team tournament has gained criticism due to the lack of Associate teams in the tournament. Given the increase of the Test playing countries from 10 to 12, with the admission of Ireland and Afghanistan in June 2017, it will be the first World Cup to be challenged without the majority of the Test playing countries being present, and after the elimination of all the Associate teams at the qualifying tournament, this will be also be the first World Cup to feature no Associate members.

2019 Cricket World Cup (ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)

 

2019 Cricket World Cup

Qualification


The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams, a decrease from previous World Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams. The hosts, England, and the top seven different teams in the ICC One Day International rankings as of 30 September 2017 earned automatic qualification, with the remaining two spots being decided by the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

At the time of the announcement of the qualification structure, ICC Associate and Affiliate members, who were guaranteed four spots in the previous two World Cup tournaments, could be represented by at most two teams, and possibly none at all if they were beaten by the lowest ranked Full Members in the Qualifier. It also meant that at least two of the 10 Test playing countries at the time of the announcement would have to play in the qualifying tournament, and could miss the World Cup finals entirely.

Following recent success, Ireland and Afghanistan were promoted into the ICC ODI Championship and have also since been promoted to full members from the ICC, becoming the newest Test cricketing countries. However, they still needed to qualify for the World Cup via the current process.

Afghanistan won the qualifying tournament defeating the West Indies in the final. Both teams qualified for the World Cup, while Zimbabwe despite hosting the qualifying tournament failed to reach the final and will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1983. Recently appointed full member Ireland will also miss the World Cup for the first time since 2007 and surprisingly no Associate nation will be participating in the World Cup.

2019 Cricket World Cup

Means of Qualification

Date

Venue

Berths

Qualified

Host Nation

30 September 2006

N/A

1

England

 

 

 

ICC ODI Championship

 

 

 

30 September 2017

 

 

 

Various

 

 

 

7

Australia

Bangladesh

India

New Zealand

Pakistan

South Africa

Sri Lanka

2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier

23 March 2018

Zimbabwe

2

Afghanistan

West Indies

Total

10

2019 Cricket World Cup

Venues


The fixture list for the tournament was released on 26th April 2018 after the completion of an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Kolkata. London Stadium had been named as a possible venue in the arranging stages, and in January 2017 the ICC completed an inspection of the ground, confirming that the pitch measurements would be compliant with the requirements to host ODI matches. However, when the fixtures were announced, London Stadium was not included as a venue.

City

Birmingham

Bristol

Cardiff

Chester-le-Street

Leeds

Ground

Edgbaston Bristol Country Ground Sophia Gardens Riverside Ground Headingley

Country Team

Warwickshire Gloucestershire Glamorgan Durham Yorkshire

Capacity

25,000 17,500 15,643 20,000 18,350

Matches

5 (including semi-final) 3 4 3 4

London

London

Manchester

Nottingham

Southampton

Taunton

Lord’s The Oval Old Trafford Trent Bridge Rose Bowl County Ground
Middlesex Surrey Lancashire Nottinghamshire Hampshire Somerset
28,000 25,500 26,000 17,500 25,000 12,500
5 (including Final) 5 6 (including semi-final) 5 5 3

2019 Cricket World Cup

Group stage

The group stage format is a round-robin, where all 10 teams play each other once, in a single group. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of 9 matches. The top 4 teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage. A similar format was previously used in the 1992 Cricket World Cup, however that tournament featured 9 teams instead of 10.

Teams of Match

Teams of Match

  1. England
  2. South Africa
  3. India
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. Pakistan
  7. Bangladesh
  8. Sri Lanka
  9. Afghanistan
  10. West Indies

2019 Cricket World Cup

Group Stage Fixtures

The ICC released the fixture details on 26th April 2018.

ICC World Cup Fixtures and Time Table

All times are in British Summer Time (UTC+01:00)

Date, Day, Time

Match

Venue

Thu 30 May 2019, 10:30 England Versus South Africa The Oval, London
Fri 31 May 2019, 10:30 Pakistan Versus West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Sat 01 June 2019, 10:30 New Zealand Versus Sri Lanka Sophia Garden, Cardiff
Sat 01 June 2019, 13:30 Australia Versus Afghanistan County Ground, Bristol
Sun 02 June 2019, 10:30 Bangladesh Versus South Africa The Oval, London
Mon 03 June 2019, 10:30 England Versus Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Tue 04 June 2019, 10:30 Afghanistan Versus Sri Lanka Sophia Garden, Cardiff
Wed 05 June 2019, 10:30 India Versus South Africa Rose Bowl, Southampton
Wed 05 June 2019, 13:30 Bangladesh Versus New Zealand The Oval, London
Thu 06 June 2019, 10:30 Australia Versus Wes Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Fri 07 June 2019, 10:30 Pakistan Versus Sri Lanka County Ground, Bristol
Sat 08 June 2019, 10:30 England Versus Bangladesh Sophia Garden, Cardiff
Sat 08 June 2019, 13:30 Afghanistan Versus New Zealand County Ground, Taunton
Sun 09 June 2019, 10:30 Australia Versus India The Oval, London
Mon 10 June 2019, 10:30 South Africa Versus West Indies Rose Bowl, Southampton
Tue 11 June 2019, 10:30 Bangladesh Versus Sri Lanka County Ground, Bristol
Wed 12 June 2019, 10:30 Australia Versus Pakistan County Ground, Taunton
Thu 13 June 2019, 10:30 India Versus New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Fri 14 June 2019, 10:30 England Versus West Indies Rose Bowl, Southampton
Sat 15 June 2019, 10:30 Australia Versus Sri Lanka The Oval, London
Sat 15 June 2019, 13:30 Afghanistan Versus South Africa Sophia Garden, Cardiff
Sun 16 June 2019, 10:30 India Versus Pakistan Old Trafford, Manchester
Mon 17 June 2019, 10:30 Bangladesh Versus West Indies County Ground, Taunton
Tue 18 June 2019, 10:30 England Versus Afghanistan Old Trafford, Manchester
Wed 19 June 2019, 10:30 New Zealand Versus South Africa Edgbaston, Birmingham
Thu 20 June 2019, 10:30 Australia Versus Bangladesh Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Fri 21 June 2019, 10:30 England Versus Sri Lanka Headingley, Leads
Sat 22 June 2019, 10:30 Afghanistan Versus India Rose Bowl, Southampton
Sat 22 June 2019, 13:30 New Zealand Versus West Indies Old Trafford, Manchester
Sun 23 June 2019, 10:30 Pakistan Versus South Africa Lord’s, London
Mon 24 June 2019, 10:30 Afghanistan Versus Bangladesh Rose Bowl, Southampton
Tue 25 June 2019, 10:30 England Versus Australia Lord’s, London
Wed 26 June 2019, 10:30 New Zealand Versus Pakistan Edgbaston, Birmingham
Thu 27 June 2019, 10:30 India Versus West Indies Old Trafford, Manchester
Fri 28 June 2019, 10:30 South Africa Versus Sri Lanka Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Sat 29 June 2019, 10:30 Afghanistan Versus Pakistan Headingley, Leads
Sat 29 June 2019, 13:30 Australia Versus New Zealand Lord’s, London
Sun 30 June 2019, 10:30 England Versus India Edgbaston, Birmingham
Mon 01 July 2019, 10:30 Sri Lanka Versus West Indies Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Tue 02 July 2019, 10:30 Bangladesh Versus India Edgbaston, Birmingham
Wed 03 July 2019, 10:30 England Versus New Zealand Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Thu 04 July 2019, 10:30 Afghanistan Versus Wes Indies Headingley, Leads
Fri 05 July 2019, 10:30 Bangladesh Versus Pakistan Lord’s, London
Sat 06 July 2019, 10:30 India Versus Sri Lanka Headingley, Leads
Sat 06 July 2019, 13:30 Australia Versus South Africa Old Trafford, Manchester
Tue 09 July 2019, 10:30 Qualifier 1st Versus Qualifier 4th Old Trafford, Manchester
Thu 11 July 2019, 10:30 Qualifier 2nd Versus Qualifier 3rd Edgbaston, Birmingham
Sun 14 July 2019, 10:30 Winners Semi-final 1 Versus Winners Semi-final 2 Lord’s, London

 

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