Cricket World Cup 2019: Everything to know, from wickets to tickets
Philip Mak - April 15, 2019

Cricket World Cup 2019: Everything to know, from wickets to tickets

The 2019 CWC is one of the most anticipated sporting events on the calendar this year.
Cricket World Cup 2019

A ball has yet to hit the pitch at The Oval in London but plenty of dust has been kicked up in excitement for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. It’s one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, with the 2015 tournament attracting over 1 billion viewers globally. Prefer getting in on the action over television? You’re in luck: England and Wales are hosting the 2019 Cricket World Cup for the first time in 20 years — beginning May 30 with England playing South Africa and running until the final on July 14.

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This is England and Wales' fifth time hosting the One Day International format tournament, having done so in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. The ten best-performing cricket teams from around the globe will face off across the United Kingdom including grounds in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester-le-Street, Leeds, two in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton and Taunton.

With the tournament starting next month, now is the time to gain some runs on all the details. Keep scrolling to read our 2019 Cricket World Cup guide.

What is the Cricket World Cup?

The Cricket World Cup is a One Day International (ODI) event organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) every four years. Considered the premier event of the international cricket calendar, the first was held in England in 1975. The country subsequently hosted the tournament until 1987, when it travelled to India and Pakistan and has been on an unofficial rotation of the ICC members since.

For the 2019 Cricket World Cup, there will be a single group of ten teams playing each other in a round robin and knockout style, progressing to four in the semi-finals and two in the finals. The winner will take home the event’s prestigious prize, the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy — 60 centimetres tall, 11 kilograms heavy and made of gold and silver. Its design features a golden globe held by three silver columns representing cricket’s three fundamental elements: batting, bowling and fielding.

Which teams are playing in the 2019 Cricket World Cup?

This year, England will have the home grounds, joined by Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and West Indies. In total, there are 10 teams playing in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. They will have to submit the player names from their respective squads by April 30, 2019.

Who is the favourite team to win the 2019 World Cup?

While anything can happen between now and the final match on July 14, famed former England batsman Rob Key believes that England, India and New Zealand are the top contenders to win the 2019 World Cup.

Key told Sky Sports: "You will never go into a World Cup where someone isn’t tipping up New Zealand as an outside chance. This time they will be behind England and India in the betting but not far behind."

Fellow English cricket Ian Bell has also named England and India, though he swapped New Zealand for Pakistan. England played brilliantly in its recent Caribbean tour, whitewashing the West Indies in the final leg. That said, Australia won the 2015 Cricket World Cup, is the current ICC champion and has had a winning streak leading into this year’s event.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Aussies are coming into the 2019 Cricket World Cup strong after defeating Pakistan in Dubai this month — winning eight consecutive ODIs for the first time ever in Asia, and the first time overseas since 2007. The World Cup is anyone's game to win, but this is certainly a grand showing from Australia going into the tournament.

Who has won the most Cricket World Cup trophies?

The nation that has won the most Cricket World Cups is Australia, having taken home the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy five times, followed by the West Indies and India (twice each), and Pakistan and Sri Lanka with a prize apiece.

What time are Cricket World Cup matches?

Matches will generally begin at 10:30am or at 1:30pm BST.

Where are the 2019 Cricket World Cup venues?

The 2019 World Cup matches will be held at Headingley Stadium in Leeds, Trent Bridge Cricket Stadium in Nottingham, The Oval in London, Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, Emirates Riverside in Chester-le-Street, Brightside Ground in Bristol, Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Old Trafford in Manchester and Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What are the 2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures?

The 10 teams will play against each other across 45 matches of One Day Internationals (ODI) in round robin and knockout styles leading up to the semi-finals, where only the top four teams will qualify. Subsequently, the final two will compete at the Cricket World Cup finals at Lord’s in London.

Check out the full list of 2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures:

Match 1: England v South Africa

Thursday, May 30, 10:30am – The Oval, London

Match 2: West Indies v Pakistan

Friday, May 31, 10:30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Match 3: New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Saturday, June 1, 10:30am – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff

Match 4: Afghanistan v Australia

Saturday, June 1, 1:30pm – Bristol County Ground, Bristol

Match 5: South Africa v Bangladesh

Sunday, June 2, 10:30am – The Oval, London

Match 6: England v Pakistan

Monday, June 3, 10:30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Match 7: Afghanistan v Sri Lanka

Tuesday, June 4, 10:30am – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff

Match 8: South Africa v India

Wednesday, June 5, 10:30am – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Match 9: Bangladesh v New Zealand

Wednesday, June 5, 1:30pm – The Oval, London

Match 10: Australia v West Indies

Thursday, June 6, 10:30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Match 11: Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Friday, June 7, 10:30am – Brightside Ground, Bristol

Match 12: England v Bangladesh

Saturday, June 8, 10:30am – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff

Match 13: Afghanistan v New Zealand

Saturday, June 8, 1:30pm – Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Match 14: India v Australia

Sunday, June 9, 10:30am – The Oval, London

Match 15: South Africa v West Indies

Monday, June 10, 10:30am – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Match 16: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Tuesday, June 11, 10:30am – Brightside Ground, Bristol

Match 17: Australia v Pakistan

Wednesday, June 12, 10:30am – Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Match 18: India v New Zealand

Thursday, June 13, 10:30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Match 19: England v West Indies

Friday, June 14, 10:30am – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Match 20: Sri Lanka v Australia

Saturday, June 15, 10:30am – The Oval, London

Match 21: South Africa v Afghan

istan Saturday, June 15, 1:30pm – Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff

Match 22: India v Pakistan

Sunday, June 16, 10:30am – Old Trafford, Manchester

Match 23: West Indies v Bangladesh

Monday, June 17, 10:30am – Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Match 24: England v Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 18, 10:30am – Old Trafford, Manchester

Match 25: New Zealand v South Africa

Wednesday, June 19, 10:30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham

Match 26: Australia v Bangladesh

Thursday, June 20, 10:30am – Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Match 27: England v Sri Lanka

Friday, June 21, 10:30am – Headingley, Leeds

Match 28: India v Afghanistan

Saturday, June 22, 10:30am – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Match 29: West Indies v New Zealand

Saturday, June 22, 1:30pm – Old Trafford, Manchester

Match 30: Pakistan v South Africa

Sunday, June 23, 10:30am – Lord’s, London

Match 31: Bangladesh v Afghanistan

Monday, June 25, 10:30am – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Match 32: England v Australia

Tuesday, June 25, 10:30am – Lord’s London

Match 33: New Zealand v Pakistan

Wednesday, June 26, 10:30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham

Match 34: West Indies v India

Thursday, June 27, 10:30am – Old Trafford, Manchester

Match 35: Sri Lanka v South Africa

Friday, June 28, 10:30am – Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Match 36: Pakistan v Afghanistan

Saturday, June 29, 10:30am – Headingley, Leeds

Match 37: New Zealand v Australia

Saturday, June 29, 1:30pm – Lord’s, London

Match 38: England v India

Sunday, June 30, 10:30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham

Match 39: Sri Lanka v West Indies

Monday, July 1, 10:30am – Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Match 40: Bangladesh v India

Tuesday, July 2, 10:30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham

Match 41: England v New Zealand

Wednesday, July 3, 10:30am – Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street

Match 42: Afghanistan v West Indies

Thursday, July 4, 10:30am – Headingley, Leeds

Match 43: Pakistan v Bangladesh

Friday, July 5, 10:30am – Lord’s, London

Match 44: Sri Lanka v India

Saturday, July 6, 10:30am – Headingley, Leeds

Match 45: Australia v South Africa

Saturday, July 6, 1:30pm – Old Trafford, Manchester

Semi Final 1: 1st place v 4th place

Tuesday, July 9, 10:30am – Old Trafford, Manchester

Semi Final 2: 2nd place v 3rd place

Thursday, July 11, 10:30am – Edgbaston, Birmingham

Final: TBC v TBC

Sunday, July 14, 10:30am – Lord’s, London

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Who will host the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

India will host the next Cricket World Cup from February 9 to March 26, 2023. This will be the first time the tournament is held entirely in the country; it had previously co-hosted the event in 1987, 1996 and 2011.

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