International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially announced the confirmed World Cup 2019 Schedule & Fixtures. According to the announced schedule, World Cup 2019 will take place in England and will take place from 30th May, 2019 to 14th July, 2019. Total 11 different stadiums of England & Wales will host all the matches of Cricket World Cup 2019.
This time event is consisted on 48 matches, while the final match will be played at Oval Stadium, London. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is based on Round-Robin format of cricket in which 10 teams will take part, top four teams from different groups will take part in the semi finals following final after two win the semi final matches.
World Cup 2019 Live Stream (TV Coverage)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has not yet announced the list of TV Channel broadcasters officially, but there are few channels expected to provide the live stream of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in different regions.
- Star Sports (India/Sri Lanka/Pakistan/Bangladesh)
- PTV Sports (Pakistan/UAE/Saudi Arabia)
- Sky Sports (New Zealand)
- Fox Sports (Australia)
- Willow TV (USA/Canada)
- Euro Sports (UK/Europe)
- Super Sports (South Africa)
Cricket World Cup Qualified Teams
|World Cup Spots||TEAMS|
|1||England (host nation)|
|2-8||7 teams from the top 8 ICC ODI ranked teams as of 30th September 2017|
|9-10||2 teams from 2018 ICC WC Qualifiers (to take place in Bangladesh)|
England is a permanent member of ICC and they already qualified for the event, while other top 7 ODI teams according to their first class ranking have also qualified for the World Cup. Afghanistan and West Indies, these two teams were left to qualify, but they eventually made their qualification successful after being through a qualification round held in Zimbabwe in March-Arpil 2018.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Format:
This time ICC has decided to implement Round-Robin system in which a single grouped tournament will take place. 10 teams will play 1 match against each other 9 teams. Total 45 group matches are placed in the schedule, while top four teams with highest points and net run rate will qualify for the Semi-Final matches.
World Cup 2019 Schedule (Confirmed) – All Matches
England & Wales will host the World Cup 2019 and will take place in Summer of England starting from 30th May 2019 to 14th July, 2019. Its going to be 13th Edition of Cricket World Cup and England will host the World Cup for 5th time. Last time England got the opportunity to host World Cup back in 1999 when Australia lifted the trophy.
|30 May||England vs South Africa||The Oval, London|
|31 May||Pakistan vs West Indies||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|1 June||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|1 June||Australia vs Afghanistan||County Ground, Bristol|
|2 June||Bangladesh vs South Africa||The Oval, London|
|3 June||England vs Pakistan||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|4 June||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|5 June||India vs South Africa||Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|5 June||Bangladesh vs New Zealand||The Oval, London|
|6 June||Australia vs West Indies||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|7 June||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||County Ground, Bristol|
|8 June||England vs Bangladesh||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|8 June||Afghanistan vs New Zealand||County Ground, Taunton|
|9 June||Australia vs India||The Oval, London|
|10 June||South Africa vs West Indies||Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|11 June||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||County Ground, Bristol|
|12 June||Pakistan vs Australia||County Ground, Taunton|
|13 June||India vs New Zealand||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|14 June||England vs West Indies||Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|15 June||Australia vs Sri Lanka||The Oval, London|
|15 June||Afghanistan vs South Africa||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|16 June||India vs Pakistan||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|17 June||Bangladesh vs West Indies||County Ground, Taunton|
|18 June||England vs Afghanistan||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|19 June||New Zealand vs South Africa||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|20 June||Australia vs Bangladesh||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|21 June||England vs Sri Lanka||Headingley, Leeds|
|22 June||India vs Afghanistan||Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|22 June||New Zealand vs West Indies||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|23 June||Pakistan vs South Africa||Lord’s, London|
|24 June||Afghanistan vs Bangladesh||Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|25 June||England vs Australia||Lord’s, London|
|26 June||Pakistan vs New Zealand||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|27 June||India vs West Indies||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|28 June||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|29 June||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Headingley, Leeds|
|29 June||Australia vs New Zealand||Lord’s, London|
|30 June||England vs India||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|1 July||Sri Lanka vs West Indies||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|2 July||Bangladesh vs India||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|3 July||England vs New Zealand||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|4 July||Afghanistan vs West Indies||Headingley, Leeds|
|5 July||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Lord’s, London|
|6 July||India vs Sri Lanka||Headingley, Leeds|
|6 July||Australia vs South Africa||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|9 July||Group Winners vs 4th Placed Team||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|11 July||Group Runners-up vs 3rd Placed Team||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|——THE FINAL MATCH——|
|14 July||ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final Match||The Lord’s, London|
Final match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will take place at Lords (London), while opening match of the same event will be played at Oval Cricket Ground.
List of Teams Taking Part in World Cup 2019
There are total 10 teams taking part in the World Cup 2019 including England who directly qualified for the mega event. While Afghanistan and West Indies made it possible to step in World Cup after passing through a World Cup qualifying phase that held in Zimbabwe. Australia will defend their title of championship as they won World Cup 2015 after defeating New Zealand in final match.
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies
- New Zealand
- South Africa
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Format
In this World Cup, the ICC decided to go with 10 teams total unlike 2015 World Cup in which they allowed total 14 teams to take part. ICC and ECB, together reached to the decision to minimize the numbers of teams to avoid the extension and other problems related to World Cup that happened in before events. Round-Robin rule will be applied in the World Cup.
As per to the Round-Robin rule, every team will played against rest of the 9 teams, which means that each team will be treated equally and given a chance to play each team as well. On the basis of Round-Robin, each team will play 9 matches, while the top 4 teams with highest points and net run rate will qualify for the semi final matches.
World Cup 2019 Venues List
Total 11 different venues of England & Wales will host total 48 matches of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and list is mentioned below.
- The Oval
- County Ground
- Sophia Gardens
- County Cricket Ground
- Riverside Ground
- Trent Bridge
- Old Trafford
- Rose Bowl
The opening match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at Oval Cricket Ground, while the final match will be hosted by Lords Cricket Ground (London). The details of venue and their sitting capacity has been provided below.
|NO#||GROUND & Capacity||CITY|
|2||The Oval (28,000)||London|
|3||Rose Bowl (28,000)||Southampton|
|4||Old Trafford (28,000)||Manchester|
|6||Trent Bridge (28,000)||Nottingham|
|7||Riverside Ground (28,000)||Chester-le-Street|
|9||County Cricket Ground (28,000)||Bristol|
|10||Sophia Gardens (28,000)||Cardiff, Wales|