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All you need to know about the ICC World Cup 2019

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

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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Date Match Venue Time
Thursday, May 30 England vs South Africa The Oval, London 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, May 31 West Indies vs Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Saturday, June 1 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
  Afghanistan vs Australia (D/N) Bristol County Ground, Bristol 6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local
Sunday, June 2 South Africa vs Bangladesh The Oval, London 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Monday, June 3 England vs Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, June 4 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 3:00 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, London 6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local
Thursday, June 6 Australia vs West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, June 7 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Bristol County Ground, Bristol 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Saturday, June 8 England vs Bangladesh Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
  Afghanistan vs New Zealand County Ground, Taunton 6:00 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 10 South Africa vs West Indies Hampshire Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, June 11 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Bristol County Ground, Bristol 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, June 12 Australia vs Pakistan County Ground, Taunton 3:00 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 14 England vs West Indies Hampshire Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Saturday, June 15 Sri Lanka vs Australia The Oval, London 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
  South Africa vs Afghanistan (D/N) Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff 6:00 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 17 West Indies vs Bangladesh County Ground, Taunton 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, June 18 England vs Afghanistan Old Trafford, Manchester 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, June 19 New Zealand vs South Africa Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Thursday, June 20 Australia vs Bangladesh Trent Bridge, Nottingham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, June 21 England vs Sri Lanka Headingley, Leeds 3:00 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, Manchester 6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local
Sunday, June 23 Pakistan vs South Africa Lord’s, London 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Monday, June 24 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Hampshire Bowl, Southampton 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, June 25 England vs Australia Lord’s, London 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, June 26 New Zealand vs Pakistan Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:00 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 28 Sri Lanka vs South Africa The Riverside, Durham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Saturday, June 29 Pakistan vs Afghanistan Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
  New Zealand vs Australia (D/N) Lord’s, London 6:00 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 1 Sri Lanka vs West Indies The Riverside, Durham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Tuesday, July 2 Bangladesh vs India Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, July 3 England vs New Zealand The Riverside, Durham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Thursday, July 4 Afghanistan vs West Indies Headingley, Leeds 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, July 5 Pakistan vs Bangladesh Lord’s, London 3:00 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, Manchester 6:00 PM , 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM local
Tuesday, July 9 Semi-Final (1 vs 4) Old Trafford, Manchester 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Wednesday, July 10 Reserve Day    
Thursday, July 11 Semi-Final (2 vs 3) Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:00 PM , 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM local
Friday, July 12 Reserve Day    

Sunday, July 14

Final

Lord’s, London

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

Monday, July 15 Reserve Day    

Awards and Recognitions

Man of the tournament

Year Player Stats
1992 Martin Crowe 456 runs
1996 Sanath Jayasuriya 221 runs and 7 wickets
1999 Lance Klusener 281 runs and 17 wickets
2003 Sachin Tendulkar 673 runs and 2 wickets
2007 Glenn Mcgrath 26 wickets
2011 Yuvraj Singh 362 Runs and 15 wickets
2015 Mitchell Starc 22 Wickets

Most runs scored

Year Player Runs
1975 Glenn Turner 333
1979 Gordon Greenidge 253
1983 David Gower 384
1987 Graham Gooch 471
1992 Martin Crowe 456
1996 Sachin Tendulkar 523
1999 Rahul Dravid 461
2003 Sachin Tendulkar 673
2007 Mathew Hayden 659
2011 Tillakaratne Dilshan 500
2015 Martin Guptill 547

Top Wicket-taker in each World Cup

Year Player Wickets
1975 Gary Gilmore 11
1979 Mike Hendrick 10
1983 Roger Binny 18
1987 Craig McDermott 18
1992 Wasim Akram 18
1996 Anil Kumble 15
1999 Shane Warne/ Goff Allott 20
2003 C Vas 23
2007 Glenn McGrath 26
2011 Shahid Afridi/Zaheer Khan 21
2015 Mitchell Stark/Trent Boult 22

Prize Money

Stage Prize 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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