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The International Cricket Council on Thursday confirmed the full schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be staged in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.

England will open the tournament at The Oval on May 30 when they will take on South Africa, while Australia will launch their title defence on June 1 against the ICCCricket World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan in a day/night match in Bristol.

India, the 1983 and 2011 world champions, will play their first match on June 5 against South Africa at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. Their feature match against archrivals Pakistan will be on June 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester.

The World Cup will span 48 matches in all, of which 45 will make up the group stage. Each team will play nine group stage matches, and the top four will progress to the semifinals, similar to how the 1992 World Cup was held.

Host of the 2019 Cricket World Cup

England and Wales will play host to 2019 world cup after winning the rights over a decade ago. The hosting rights to 2011, 2015 and 2019 world were awarded simultaneously in 2006. Initially, England and Wales put in a joint bid for the 2015 world cup. However, after Australia was beaten out by a joint Asian bid for the 2011 tournament they were offered the hosting rights in 2015. England and Wales were guaranteed the rights to 2019 if they agreed to withdraw their 2015 bid, which they promptly did. England was also granted the rights to the first ever T20 world cup in 2007 at the same time. The cricket tournament was originally going to be an invitational but after all twelve full and provisional members accepted the invitation the ICC granted it official status.

History of the Cricket World Cup

The first world cup was held in 1975 just four years after one day cricket took the world by storm. It was the ICC’s official response to the ‘World series of cricket’ Phenomenon which was proving incredibly popular with fans. In the last 40 years, the tournament has been held all over the cricketing world and has been won by teams from every corner of the globe. The tournament in 2019 will be the twelfth time the competition has been played and the fifth time it has been played in the UK. England and Wales have previously hosted in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999.

Qualification for the 2019 Cricket World Cup

Only 10 teams will qualify for the 2019 world cup after a decision was taken to shrink the size of the tournament. In 2011 and in 2015 the tournament had 14 teams but ICC have decided few nations will make for a better competition. England will qualify automatically because they are hosting the tournament, as will the top seven one day international nations according to the latest ICC rankings 6 months prior to the tournament.

However, that leaves only two spots for the remaining test playing nations and affiliate members of the ICC. Those places have been taken by Afghanistan and West Indies at a qualifying tournament which was held in Bangladesh in March 2018. This tournament included the remaining four teams that failed to make the top seven one day international spots plus the top four teams from the Cricket World League Championships.

Teams Qualified for the 2019 Cricket World Cup

Automatically Qualifier

  • England

Current qualifiers based on current ICC One Day International rankings

  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan

Participants in the 2018 World Cup qualification tournament

  • West Indies
  • Zimbabwe
  • Afghanistan
  • Ireland
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Netherlands
  • Hong Kong
  • Scotland

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, “It’s always an exciting moment ahead of any major event to announce the schedule and for the ICC Cricket World Cup. Next summer fans around the world will be treated to compelling and competitive cricket as the best teams in the world go head to head in this round-robin format for the right to be crowned World Champions.”

“This schedule also gives fans across England and Wales the opportunity to watch world-class cricket on their doorstep with all teams moving around the country. We know from previous ICC events that every country will be proudly supported at each of the venues creating an exceptional atmosphere and a real celebration of the game,” he further said.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director Steve Elworthy said, “Today’s announcement of the schedule is another important moment in the build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – the moment that the tournament comes to life for teams and cricket lovers across the world. This is the flagship event in one-day cricket.”

Edgbaston and Old Trafford will host the semi-finals and the ICC has also made a provision to keep a reserved day on July 9 and 11. The finals will be hosted by the Mecca of Cricket Lord’s on July 14. Check out the whole schedule below. The PDF of the same is also available for download. Click here: Download Complete ICC World Cup 2019 Complete Schedule in PDF.

Format

In the past, a variety of formats have been used but the reduced number of teams this year means that the format will be much simpler than in previous years. In 2018 there will only be one central group consisting of all 10 teams. In this group stage, every nation will play each other once meaning that there will be a total of 45 group games before the finals stage. Because of this extended group phase, the quarterfinals have been abolished and the top 4 teams will instead progress directly to the semi-finals with the remaining 6 nations knocked out of the tournament. The winners of each respective semi will progress to the final and the winner of that match will be declared world champion.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Venue

Lords, the spiritual home of cricket will play host to the final while The Oval will host the opening game. The two semi-finals according to the English Cricket Board will be played at Edgbaston and Old Trafford. The London stadium will host the opening ceremony and some group stage fixtures. The rest of the games will be played across England and Wales at the grounds which meet the ICCs size and capacity requirements. A list of these stadiums is below.

All in all there are 11 grounds being used as venues for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Let’s take a closer look at each ground and see what makes these hallowed wickets – household names throughout the World – so special. As soon as final schedules are released we’ll update this post with dates, times and teams for matches at each venue.

Edgbaston, Birmingham (Warwickshire).

Famous for its vocal and intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams, Warwickshire’s home ground has a long and illustrious history of international cricket. Hosting its first Ashes test as early as 1902, it’s a venue feared by visiting International teams and loved by England and its Barmy Army. Edgbaston has a 25,000 seat capacity making it the 4th largest cricket ground in the UK. The venue is not shy of ICC tournament experience either, having been the host of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy final.

County Cricket Ground, Bristol (Gloucestershire)

The South West of England has its fair share of cricket stadia and nestled in the heart of the Ashley Down area of Bristol is Gloucestershire’s home, also known as The Brightside Ground. With a maximum capacity of 17,500, there’s plenty of room and facilities for high profile tournament cricket. Interestingly the ground was bought way back in 1889 by the legendary W.G. Grace to be the home of his beloved team and has remained so ever since.

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (Glamorgan)

A relative newcomer to the International scene, Sophia Garden hosted its first international in 1999 and has been the home of Glamorgan since 1967. With a maximum capacity of 15,643 it’s one of the small grounds for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Emirates Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street (Durham)

With fabulous views of Lumley Castle, you couldn’t hope for a more picturesque backdrop for international cricket matches. Seating 19,000, this is the most northerly – and sometimes windswept – of the venues in 2019.

Headingley, Leeds (Yorkshire)

Another ground renowned for its raucous and intimidating atmosphere, Headingley and its sometimes infamously fancy-dressed West Stand is the home of Yorkshire Cricket and bastion of cricketing legends such as Boycott, Hutton, Vaughan and Root. Capacity: 17,500.

Lord’s, London (Middlesex) – Final venue- 14th July 2019

What can we say? The home of cricket, the home of the MCC and all that is genteel and sophisticated about the gracious game of cricket. Its history is long and venerable being established in 1814. With its famous ‘Father Time’ weathervane and mix of Victorian pavilion and futuristic Oval Media Centre, Lords will be the perfect host for the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Capacity: 28,000.

The Oval, London (Surrey) – Opening Match venue – 30th May 2019

The first cricket ground to host an international test match (England vs. Australia 1880) and with the earliest recorded first-class match occurring way back in 1724, the Oval is a stalwart of the international cricket scene around the world. This 25,500 capacity ground will be the host of the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Old Trafford, Manchester (Lancashire) – Semi-final venue

Sharing a name with its illustrious footballing neighbours Manchester United, Old Trafford has seen lots of refurbishment in recent years making it a world class venue and regular for international tests. It’s the home of England’s all time greatest wicket taker and evergreen star of the current England side, Jimmy Anderson. With a capacity of 26,000 it will be one of the semi-final venues of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) – Semi-Final venue

With its famous Radcliffe Road end and unusually angled pavilion to wicket layout (said to make it one of the finest places to spectate), Trent Bridge is somewhat of a specialist international venue. The ECB are co-tenants of the ground and it has been the scene of some famous English performances including Stuart Broad’s 8-15 against Australia in 2015. At a capacity of 17,500 Trent Bridge will play host to a semi-final next year.

Rose Bowl, Southampton (Hampshire)

The second youngest of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 venues, the Rose Bowl hosted its first first-class match as recently as 2001. With its large capacity of 25,000 and excellent modern stands and facilities, what it lacks in history, it makes up for in spectator comfort and enjoyment. This is the most southerly of all the venues.

County Ground, Taunton (Somerset)

A little gem might be a good way to describe Somerset’s home ground, located in the heart of Cider country in England’s South-West. Another picturesque venue, this diminutive ground (12,500-capacity) packs an aesthetic punch with its views of the twin spires of St James’ and St Mary Magdalene churches. This is the home ground of the great all-rounder Sir Ian Botham.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule

The opening match of the tournament will be held on 30/05/2019 between England and South Africa and the ending cricket world cup match will be on 14/07/2019 at Lord’s. Here’s the complete list of fixtures:

S.No Match Date Fixture Venue Details Match Time Teams
1. 30 May 2019 1st Match The Oval,London 3:00 Pm England Vs South Africa
2. 31 May 2019 2nd Match Trent Bridge,Nottingham 3:00 Pm Pakistan Vs West Indies
3. 1 June 2019 3rd Match Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 3:00 Pm New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka
4. 1 June 2019 4th Match Bristol Country Ground, Bristol (D/N) 6:00 Pm Australia Vs Afghanistan
5. 2 June 2019 5th Match The Oval,London 3:00 Pm Bangladesh Vs South Africa
6 3 June 2019 6th Match Trent Bridge,Nottingham 3:00 Pm England Vs Pakistan
7. 4 June 2019 7th Match Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 3:00 Pm Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka
8. 5 June 2019 8th Match Hamsphire Bowl ,Southampton 3:00 Pm India Vs South Africa
9. 5 June 2019 9th Match The Oval,London (D/N) 6:00 Pm Bangladesh Vs New Zealand
10. 6 June 2019 10th Match Trent Bridge,Nottingham 3:00 Pm Australia Vs West Indies
11. 7 June 2019 11th Match Bristol Country Ground ,Bristol 3:00 Am Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka
12. 8 June 2019 12th Match Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 3:00 Pm Bangladesh Vs England
13. 8 June 2019 13th Match Country Ground ,Taunton 6:00 Pm Afghanistan Vs New Zealand
14. 9 June 2019 14th Match The Oval,London 3:00 Pm India Vs Australia
15. 10 June 2019 15th Match Hamsphire Bowl ,Southampton 3:00 Pm South Africa Vs West Indies
16. 11 June 2019 16th Match Bristol Country Ground ,Bristol 3:00 Pm Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka
17. 12 June 2019 17th Match Country Ground ,Taunton 3:00 Pm Australia Vs Pakistan
18. 13 June 2019 18th Match Trent Bridge,Nottingham 3:00 Pm India Vs New Zealand
19. 14 June 2019 19th Match Hamsphire Bowl ,Southampton 3:00 Pm England Vs West Indies
20. 15 June 2019 20th Match The Oval,London 3:00 Pm Australia Vs Sri Lanka
21. 15 June 2019 21st Match Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff (D/N) 6:00 Pm Afghanistan Vs South Africa
22. 16 June 2019 22nd Match Old Trafford ,Manchester 3:00 Pm India VS Pakistan
23. 17 June 2019 23rd Match Country Ground ,Taunton 3:00 Pm Bangladesh Vs West Indies
24. 18 June 2019  24th Match Old Trafford ,Manchester 6:00 Pm  Afghanistan Vs England
25. 19 June 2019 25th Match Edgbaston ,Brimingham 3:00 Pm New Zealand Vs South Africa
26. 20 June 2019 26th Match Trent Bridge,Nottingham 3:00 Pm Australia Vs Bangladesh
27. 21 June 2019 27th Match Headingley .Leeds 3:00 Pm  England Vs Sri Lanka
28. 22 June 2019 28th Match Hamsphire Bowl ,Southampton 3:00 Pm India Vs Afghanistan
29. 22 June 2019 29th Match  Old Trafford ,Manchester (D/N) 6:00 Pm New Zealand Vs West Indies
30. 23 June 2019 30th Match Lords London 3:00 Pm Pakistan Vs South Africa
31. 24 June 2019 31st Match Hamsphire Bowl ,Southampton 3:00 Pm Bangladesh Vs Afgjanistan
32. 25 June 2019 32nd Match Lords,London 3:00 Pm Australia Vs England
33. 26 June 2019 33rd Match Edgbaston ,Brimingham 3:00 Pm New Zealand Vs Pakistan
34. 27 June 2019 34th Match Old Trafford ,Manchester 3:00 Pm India Vs West Indies
35. 28 June 2019 35th Match The Riverside,Durham 3:00 Pm South Africa Vs Sri Lanka
36. 29 June 2019 36th Match Headingley .Leeds 3:00 Pm Afghanistan Vs Pakistan
37. 29 June 2019 37th Match Lords London (D/N) 6:00 Pm Australia Vs New Zealand
38. 30 June 2019 38th Match Edgbaston ,Brimingham 3:00 Pm India Vs England
39. 1 July 2019 39th Match The Riverside,Durham 3:00 Pm Sri Lanka Vs West Indies
40. 2 July 2019 40th Match Edgbaston ,Brimingham 3:00 Pm India Vs Bangladesh
41. 3 July 2019 41st Match The Riverside,Durham 3:00 Pm England Vs New Zealand
42. 4 July 2019 42nd Match Headingley .Leeds 3:00 Pm Afghanistan Vs West Indies
43. 5 July 2019 43rd Match Lords London 3:00 Pm Bangladesh Vs Pakistan
44. 6 July 2019 44th Match Headingley .Leeds 3:00 Pm India Vs Sri Lanka
45. 6 July 2019 45th Match Old Trafford, Manchaster (D/N) 6:00 Pm Australia Vs South Africa
46. 9 July 2019 First Semi Final Old Trafford, Manchaster 3:00 Pm TBD VS TBD
10 July 2019 Reserve Day Old Trafford, Manchaster 3:00 Pm TBD VS TBD
47. 11 July 2019 Second Semi Final Edgbaston ,Brimingham 3:00 Pm TBD VS TBD
12 July 2019 Reserve Day Edgbaston ,Brimingham 3:00 Pm TBD VS TBD
48. 14 July 2019 Final Lord’s London 3:00 Pm TBD VS TBD
15 July 2019 Reserve Day Lord’s London 3:00 Pm TBD VS TBD

Favorites to win the 2019 Cricket World Cup

After winning the last World cup Australia are deserved favorites with India and South Africa not far behind. It’d be interesting to see if Steve Smith and David Warner will make it back to the world cup playing eleven after completing their one-year ban for being involved in ball tampering this year against South Africa. Somewhat surprisingly and disappointingly for the hosts, England is the only fourth favorite despite the host country historically having a massive advantage. As you would expect all test playing nations are more heavily favored than the affiliate nations suggesting that the bookmakers believe that they will have no trouble qualifying via the qualification tournament. It should be noted that since the tournament is still over a year way that the above odds are likely to change.