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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England & Wales

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England & Wales

Dates 30 May, 201914 July, 2019 (12th Edition)
Administrator International Cricket Council
First Edition 1975
Cricket Format One Day International
Tournament Format Round-robin and Knockout
Hosts England / Wales
Participants 10
[Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies]
Matches Played 48
Current Champion Australia
Most Successful Team Australia (5 Titles)
Most Runs Sachin Tendulkar (2,278)
Most Wickets Glenn McGrath (71)

Event Profile:

2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England & Wales, from 30 May, 2019 to 14 July, 2019.

The hosting rights were awarded in April 2006, after England and Wales withdrew from the bidding to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was held in Australia and New Zealand. The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord’s. It is the fifth time that the Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

Tournament Format:

The format for the tournament will be a single group of 10 teams, with each team playing the other nine once, and the top four at the end of the group phase progressing to the semi-finals. The 10-team tournament has gained criticism due to the lack of Associate teams in the tournament. Given the increase of the Test-playing nations from 10 to 12, with the admission of Ireland and Afghanistan in June 2017, it will be the first World Cup to be contested without all of the Test playing nations being present, and after the elimination of all the Associate teams at the qualifying tournament, this will also be the first World Cup to feature no Associate members.

India Pakistan Match Issue: Pulwama Attack

Following the 2019 Pulwama attack, several former Indian players and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) called for the boycott of the group match fixture between India and Pakistan, wanting to ban the Pakistan team from playing in the tournament. However, after conducting a press meet in Dubai, the International Cricket Council (ICC) rejected the BCCI’s statement regarding banning Pakistan from the World Cup and assured that the scheduled match will go ahead as planned despite the ongoing standoff between the two nations.

Qualification:

The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams, a decrease from previous World Cups in 2011 and 2015 which featured 14 teams. The hosts, England, and the top seven other teams in the ICC One Day International rankings as of 30 September 2017 earned automatic qualification, with the remaining two spots being decided by the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

At the time of the announcement of the qualification structure, ICC Associate and Affiliate members, who were guaranteed four spots in the previous two World Cup tournaments, could be represented by at most two teams, and possibly none at all if they were beaten by the lowest ranked Full Members in the Qualifier. It also meant that at least two of the 10 Test playing nations at the time of the announcement would have to play in the qualifying tournament, and could possibly miss the World Cup finals entirely.

Following recent success, Ireland and Afghanistan were promoted into the ICC ODI Championship and have also since been promoted to full members of the ICC, becoming the newest Test cricketing nations. However, they still needed to qualify for the World Cup via the current process.

Afghanistan won the qualifying tournament defeating the West Indies in the final. Both teams qualified for the World Cup, while Zimbabwe despite hosting the qualifying tournament failed to reach the final and will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1983. Recently appointed full member Ireland will also miss the World Cup for the first time since 2007 and for the first time ever no Associate nation will be participating in the World Cup.

Venues:

The fixture list for the tournament was released on 26 April 2018 after the completion of an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Kolkata. London Stadium had been named as a possible venue in the planning stages, and in January 2017 the ICC completed an inspection of the ground, confirming that the pitch dimensions would be compliant with the requirements to host ODI matches. However, when the fixtures were announced, London Stadium was not included as a venue.

City Ground County Team Capacity Matches
Birmingham Edgbaston Warwickshire 25,000 5 (including semi-final)
Bristol Bristol Country Ground Gloucestershire 17,500 3
Cardiff Sophia Gardens Glamorgan 15,643 4
Chester-le-Street Riverside Ground Durham 20,000 3
Leeds Headingley Yorkshire 18,350 4
London Lord’s Middlesex 28,000 5 (including Final)
London The Oval Surrey 25,500 5
Manchester Old Trafford Lancashire 26,000 6 (including semi-final)
Nottingham Trent Bridge Nottinghamshire 17,500 5
Southampton Rose Bowl Hampshire 25,000 5
Taunton County Ground Somerset 12,500 3

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

Match Fixture:

Date Time Match Venue
30 May 2019 10:30 England  v  South Africa England won by 104 runs
The Oval, London
31 May 2019 10:30 Pakistan  v  West Indies West Indies won by 7 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
1 June 2019 10:30 New Zealand  v  Sri Lanka New Zealand won by 10 wickets
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
1 June 2019 13:30 Australia  v  Afghanistan Australia won by 7 wickets
County Ground, Bristol
2 June 2019 10:30 Bangladesh  v  South Africa Bangladesh won by 21 runs
The Oval, London
3 June 2019 10:30 England  v  Pakistan Pakistan won by 14 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
4 June 2019 10:30 Afghanistan  v  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 34 runs (DLS method)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
5 June 2019 10:30 India  v  South Africa India won by 6 wickets
Rose Bowl, Southampton
5 June 2019 13:30 (D/N) Bangladesh  v  New Zealand New Zealand won by 2 wickets
The Oval, London
6 June 2019 10:30 Australia  v  West Indies Australia won by 15 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
7 June 2019 10:30 Pakistan  v  Sri Lanka Match abandoned
County Ground, Bristol
8 June 2019 10:30 England  v  Bangladesh England won by 106 runs
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
8 June 2019 13:30 (D/N) Afghanistan  v  New Zealand New Zealand won by 7 wickets
County Ground, Taunton
9 June 2019 10:30 Australia  v  India India won by 36 runs
The Oval, London
10 June 2019 10:30 South Africa  v  West Indies No result
Rose Bowl, Southampton
11 June 2019 10:30 Bangladesh  v  Sri Lanka Match abandoned
County Ground, Bristol
12 June 2019 10:30 Australia  v  Pakistan Australia won by 41 runs
County Ground, Taunton
13 June 2019 10:30 India  v  New Zealand Match abandoned
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
14 June 2019 10:30 England  v  West Indies England won by 8 wickets
Rose Bowl, Southampton
15 June 2019 10:30 Australia  v  Sri Lanka Australia won by 87 runs
The Oval, London
15 June 2019 13:30 (D/N) Afghanistan  v  South Africa South Africa won by 9 wickets (DLS method)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
16 June 2019 10:30 India  v  Pakistan India won by 89 runs (DLS method)
Old Trafford, Manchester
17 June 2019 10:30 Bangladesh  v  West Indies Bangladesh won by 7 wickets
County Ground, Taunton
18 June 2019 10:30 England  v  Afghanistan England won by 150 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
19 June 2019 10:30 New Zealand  v  South Africa New Zealand won by 4 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
20 June 2019 10:30 Australia  v  Bangladesh Australia won by 48 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
21 June 2019 10:30 England  v  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
Headingley, Leeds
22 June 2019 10:30 Afghanistan  v  India India won by 11 runs
Rose Bowl, Southampton
22 June 2019 13:30 (D/N) New Zealand  v  West Indies New Zealand won by 5 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
23 June 2019 10:30 Pakistan  v  South Africa Pakistan won by 49 runs
Lord’s, London
24 June 2019 10:30 Afghanistan  v  Bangladesh Bangladesh won by 62 runs
Rose Bowl, Southampton
25 June 2019 10:30 England  v  Australia Australia won by 64 runs
Lord’s, London
26 June 2019 10:30 New Zealand  v  Pakistan Pakistan won by 6 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
27 June 2019 10:30 India  v  West Indies India won by 125 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
28 June 2019 10:30 South Africa  v  Sri Lanka South Africa won by 9 wickets
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
29 June 2019 10:30 Afghanistan  v  Pakistan Pakistan won by 3 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
29 June 2019 13:30 (D/N) Australia  v  New Zealand Australia won by 86 runs
Lord’s, London
30 June 2019 10:30 England  v  India England won by 31 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
1 July 2019 10:30 Sri Lanka  v  West Indies Sri Lanka won by 23 runs
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
2 July 2019 10:30 Bangladesh  v  India India won by 28 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
3 July 2019 10:30 England  v  New Zealand England won by 119 runs
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
4 July 2019 10:30 Afghanistan  v  West Indies West Indies won by 23 runs
Headingley, Leeds
5 July 2019 10:30 Bangladesh  v  Pakistan Pakistan won by 94 runs
Lord’s, London
6 July 2019 10:30 India  v  Sri Lanka India won by 7 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
6 July 2019 13:30 (D/N) Australia  v  South Africa South Africa won by 10 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester

Points Table:

2019 Cricket World Cup Points Table 2019-07-06
2019 Cricket World Cup Points Table 2019-07-06
Updated to match(es) played on 06th July 2019. Source: ICC
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Wins; 3) Net run rate; 4) Results of games between tied teams; 5) Pre-tournament seeding
(H) Host.

Semi-finals & Finals:

Date Time Match Venue
09 July 2019 Semi-final 1 India  v  New Zealand New Zealand won by 18 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
11 July 2019 Semi-final 2 Australia  v  England England won by 8 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
14 July 2019 Final New Zealand v England Match tied
(England won Super Over on boundary count)

Lord’s, London

Most Runs:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Most Runs

Most Wickets:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Most Wickets

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