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All you need to know about the ICC World Cup 2019

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After the big wait of four years, the ICC World Cup 2019 will finally commence from 30th of May with some of the best cricketing nations fighting it out for the ultimate glory. The 12th edition of the world’s biggest cricket tournament will be hosted by England and Wales for the first time since 1999. The ICC World Cup 2019 will be played over a span of 46 days from May 30 to July 14. The finals will be played in the ‘Home of Cricket’, Lords Cricket Ground, London.

History

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2011 Champions: Team India

The inaugural ICC World Cup, then known as the Prudential Cup, was held at England back in 1975 with 8 participating nations . Since then, 10 editions have been played. The last edition of the tournament, held in 2015, was won by hosts Australia. In fact, Australia is also the most successful team in the tournament’s history, winning the tournament for a record 5 times including 4 times in the last 5 editions.

Traditionally the West Indies have been a dominant force of the competition, having won on the first two occasions. India have also won the glazing trophy twice. First, back in 1983 under the leadership of legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev. The men in blue repeated the history in 2011 and became the first team to the win finals on home soil. Ironically, the game’s inventors – England – have yet to open their account in spite of hosting the mega event on four different occasions. Could this be their year?

No groups this time

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Only 10 teams will be participating in the ICC World Cup 2019, instead of the usual 14. Besides having a lower number of team, another important change in the tournament will see a Round-robin League fixtures being followed instead of the traditional Round-robin‎ and ‎Knockout format.

This means that the teams will not be divided into different groups like the previous editions. Instead, a team will play one match against every opponent in the tournament and the table’s top four sides will then proceed to the knockouts.

A total of 45 matches will be played in this fashion. Furthermore, the no.1 seeded team will play with the 4th seeded side with the 2nd seeded outfit playing against the 3rd positioned side. Winners of both the semi-finals will go on to meet on 14th July in the Lord’s Cricket Ground, competing for the title of ICC World Cup 2019.

Teams

Being the host nation, England had the privilege of automatic qualification for the ICC World Cup 2019. 7 spots were further filled by other nations in top 10 ICC ODI rankings as of 30 September 2017. Bangladesh and West Indies qualified in the Qualification tournament held in Zimbabwe. It was for the first time that a qualification tournament was conducted for the final 2 berths.

Also, it is for the first time that a test playing nation will be missing the tournament. The final list of teams and their 15 member squad playing in the tournament are:

India

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Credits BCCI
credits: bcci tv

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul.

Also Read | Complete Analysis of India’s World Cup Squad

England

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Credits: msn.com

Eoin Morgan (C), Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (VC & WK), Chris Woakes, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, David Willey, Mark Wood.

Australia

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Credits: icc-cricket.com

Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (VC & WK), Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith.

New Zealand

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Credits: The Cricket Times

Kane Williamson (C), Tim Southee (VC), Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham (WK), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls.

South Africa

SA team ICC Cricket World Cup Kreedon
Credits: Business Standard

Faf du Plessis (C), Quinton de Kock (VC & WK), JP Duminy, Rassie van der Dussen, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Dwaine Pretorius, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aiden Markram.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka team Kreedon
Credits: Cricket addictor

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis (WK), Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.

Bangladesh

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credits: NDTV sports

Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Saifuddin, Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun (WK), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (VC), Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.

Pakistan

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credits: Twitter PCB

Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik (vc), Fakhar Zaman, Junaid Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain.

West Indies

West Indies team Kreedon
credits: YouTube

Jason Holder (C), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran Sheldon, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (WK), Fabien Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Cottrell, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Shannon Gabriel.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan team kreedon
credits: ICC Cricket

Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ali Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Hazratullah Zazai, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam and Hashmatullah Shahidi.

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Venues

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Lords Cricket Ground

England and Wales will be hosting the ICC World Cup 2019 for record 5th time since its inception in 1975. All the 48 matches of the tournament will be held in 10 different venues in England and 1 venue Wales. The venues are – Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Cardiff, Old Trafford Manchester, Nottingham, Lord’s, Leeds, Taunton, Southampton and Chester-le-Street and the Oval.

The 2 semifinals will be held in Old Trafford, Manchester and Edgbaston, Birmingham. And the finals will be held in the ‘home of cricket’, Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Schedule

DateMatchVenueTime
Thursday, May 30England vs South AfricaThe Oval, London3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, May 31West Indies vs PakistanTrent Bridge, Nottingham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Saturday, June 1New Zealand vs Sri LankaCardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
 Afghanistan vs Australia (D/N)Bristol County Ground, Bristol6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local
Sunday, June 2South Africa vs BangladeshThe Oval, London3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Monday, June 3England vs PakistanTrent Bridge, Nottingham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, June 4Afghanistan vs Sri LankaCardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Wednesday, June 5

South Africa vs India

Hampshire Bowl, Southampton

3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

 Bangladesh vs New Zealand (D/N)The Oval, London6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local
Thursday, June 6Australia vs West IndiesTrent Bridge, Nottingham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, June 7Pakistan vs Sri LankaBristol County Ground, Bristol3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Saturday, June 8England vs BangladeshCardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
 Afghanistan vs New ZealandCounty Ground, Taunton6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local

Sunday, June 9

India vs Australia

The Oval, London

3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Monday, June 10South Africa vs West IndiesHampshire Bowl, Southampton3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, June 11Bangladesh vs Sri LankaBristol County Ground, Bristol3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, June 12Australia vs PakistanCounty Ground, Taunton3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Thursday, June 13

India vs New Zealand

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Friday, June 14England vs West IndiesHampshire Bowl, Southampton3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Saturday, June 15Sri Lanka vs AustraliaThe Oval, London3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
 South Africa vs Afghanistan (D/N)Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local

Sunday, June 16

India vs Pakistan

Old Trafford, Manchester

3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Monday, June 17West Indies vs BangladeshCounty Ground, Taunton3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, June 18England vs AfghanistanOld Trafford, Manchester3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, June 19New Zealand vs South AfricaEdgbaston, Birmingham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Thursday, June 20Australia vs BangladeshTrent Bridge, Nottingham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, June 21England vs Sri LankaHeadingley, Leeds3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Saturday, June 22

India vs Afghanistan

Hampshire Bowl, Southampton

3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

 West Indies vs New Zealand (D/N)Old Trafford, Manchester6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local
Sunday, June 23Pakistan vs South AfricaLord’s, London3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Monday, June 24Bangladesh vs AfghanistanHampshire Bowl, Southampton3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, June 25England vs AustraliaLord’s, London3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, June 26New Zealand vs PakistanEdgbaston, Birmingham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Thursday, June 27

West Indies vs India

Old Trafford, Manchester

3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Friday, June 28Sri Lanka vs South AfricaThe Riverside, Durham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Saturday, June 29Pakistan vs AfghanistanHeadingley, Leeds3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
 New Zealand vs Australia (D/N)Lord’s, London6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local

Sunday, June 30

England vs India

Edgbaston, Birmingham

3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Monday, July 1Sri Lanka vs West IndiesThe Riverside, Durham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, July 2Bangladesh vs IndiaEdgbaston, Birmingham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, July 3England vs New ZealandThe Riverside, Durham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Thursday, July 4Afghanistan vs West IndiesHeadingley, Leeds3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, July 5Pakistan vs BangladeshLord’s, London3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Saturday, July 6

Sri Lanka vs India

Headingley, Leeds

3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

 Australia vs South Africa (D/N)Old Trafford, Manchester6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local
Tuesday, July 9Semi-Final (1 vs 4)Old Trafford, Manchester3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, July 10Reserve Day  
Thursday, July 11Semi-Final (2 vs 3)Edgbaston, Birmingham3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, July 12Reserve Day  

Sunday, July 14

Final

Lord’s, London

3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local

Monday, July 15Reserve Day  

Awards and Recognitions

Man of the tournament

YearPlayerStats
1992Martin Crowe456 runs
1996Sanath Jayasuriya221 runs and 7 wickets
1999Lance Klusener281 runs and 17 wickets
2003Sachin Tendulkar673 runs and 2 wickets
2007Glenn Mcgrath26 wickets
2011Yuvraj Singh362 Runs and 15 wickets
2015Mitchell Starc22 Wickets

Most runs scored

YearPlayerRuns
1975Glenn Turner333
1979Gordon Greenidge253
1983David Gower384
1987Graham Gooch471
1992Martin Crowe456
1996Sachin Tendulkar523
1999Rahul Dravid461
2003Sachin Tendulkar673
2007Mathew Hayden659
2011Tillakaratne Dilshan500
2015Martin Guptill547

Top Wicket-taker in each World Cup

YearPlayerWickets
1975Gary Gilmore11
1979Mike Hendrick10
1983Roger Binny18
1987Craig McDermott18
1992Wasim Akram18
1996Anil Kumble15
1999Shane Warne/ Goff Allott20
2003C Vas23
2007Glenn McGrath26
2011Shahid Afridi/Zaheer Khan21
2015Mitchell Stark/Trent Boult22

Prize Money

StagePrize money (US$)Total
Winner$4,000,000$4,000,000
Runner-up$2,000,000$2,000,000
Losing semi-finalists$800,000$1,600,000
Winner of each league stage match$40,000$1,800,000
Teams that do not pass the league stage$100,000$600,000
Total $10,000,000

Broadcasters

Broadcasting rights in India are owned by Star India and DD National (Only India matches, Semi-finals and Finals).

Star Sports: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports SELECT 1, Star Sports SELECT 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil.

Sponsors

Commercial Partners

Nissan, OPPO, MRF, Booking.com, Emirates, MoneyGram, Bira91, Uber Coca Cola, GoDaddy, Hublot, Wolf-Blass, UBP, ROYAL STAG, THATCHERS, DREAM 11, Games, Golootlo, Britannia, Veuve Cliequot.

Broad Partners

Star Sports

Social Responsibility

ICC Cricket for good, UNICEF.

ICC World Cup 2019 Tickets

The tickets for the ICC World Cup 2019 are available at the official website of ICC.

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Raghav Heda
Raghav is a sports enthusiast and a content writer at Kreedon. Being a former state-level cricketer and Captain of the Basketball team at IIT Patna, he understands the problems faced by a student-athlete in India. He is also a die-hard NBA fan and has been following the league and American Sports Media for long. Comparing the Indian sports economy to American Sports' was something that motivated him to work for the development of Indian Sports.

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