Cricket world cup is the most exciting cricketing extravaganza organized by ICC after every four years. Over the years this has also become one of the most viewed sporting events among international sports. Eleven cricket world cups have been played so far starting from first world cup in 1975 to 11th one in 2015. In last edition, Australia won the marquee tournament and hence will start as the defending champions. The upcoming ICC cricket world cup 2019, the 12th edition of this event, will be hosted by England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July. This will be the 5th time that cricket world cup will be hosted in England and Wales following 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 world cups.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Host Country
The Executive committee of ICC votes for the host country on the basis of bids received from interested countries. Game popularity is the pre requisite for hosting this biggest cricketing event. Most of the time cricket world cup has been jointly hosted by countries sharing same geographical location. Australia and New Zealand jointly hosted two world cups in 1992 and 2015, South Asian countries hosted it three times in 1987, 1996 and 2011, Southern African countries (South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya) hosted it in 2003 and West Indies in 2007.
England has hosted four world cups, which is maximum by any country, in 1975, 1979, 1983 & 1999. England and Wales have won the rights to host ICC cricket world cup 2019 in April 2006. Initially England and Wales put their bid to host 2015 world cup however Australia was given the rights to host it. As Australia was beaten out by joint Asian bid to host 2011 world cup, they were guaranteed the rights of 2015 version.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule
ICC cricket world cup 2019 schedule has been announced and the opening match will be played between the host country England and South Africa on May 30, 2019 while defending champion, Australia, will open their account on 1st June against ICC cricket world cup qualifier champions Afghanistan at Bristol.
Cricket world cup 1992 winner and reigning ICC champions trophy winner, Pakistan, will play their first match against Windies, two time former champions on 31st May at Trent Bridge. India, the two time world champion, will start their campaign on 5th June against South Africa at The Hampshire Bowl. The much awaited clash between Pakistan and India will be played on 16th June at Old Trafford ground. ICC cricket world cup 1996 winner, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand will open their accounts on 1st June at Cardiff Wales Stadium.
All contesting teams will fight for winning this biggest title and fans are excited to witness their favorite teams battling for the cup. The two semifinal will be staged on 9th and 11th July at Old Trafford and Edgbaston respectively whereas final match will be played on 14th July at Lords. Complete schedule of all wold cup matches is given below:
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venues
England, being the four time host of cricket world cups, had many world class venues. Eleven of these venues will be used during ICC cricket world cup 2019 where total of 48 matches will be played including two semi finals and a final contest. Old Trafford will be the busiest of all venues as it will stage total six matches while Lord’s, Hampshire Bowl, Edgbaston, The Trent Bridge and The Oval each has been allocated five matches each. Headingley and Cardiff grounds will host four matches each whereas County Ground Taunton, County Ground Bristol and The Riverside have been given three matches each.
The detail of all these grounds has been given in following links:
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams
The number of participating teams have been kept changing throughout, starting from eight teams in 1975 world cup and reaching to the maximum of sixteen in 2007. However, this year 10 teams will participate in ICC cricket world cup 2019 version. It will also be the first time that all the present test playing nations will not be participating in this ICC cricket world cup. The host team, England and the remaining top seven teams as on 30 September 2017 were given automatic qualification whereas rest of the two teams were finalized after qualifying tournament in 2018. The detail of all ten finalized teams is given below:
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Logo
Official Logo of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is revealed and it look fantastic. It has cricket world cup 2019 trophy in middle and surrounded by two red and grey brackets.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Logo in HD:
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Format
This year, instead of dividing teams into two groups ICC has decided to apply round robin format, where each team will play with the other nine teams of the event. Forty eight matches will be played in total including two semi-finals and a final match. Four of the top teams on the points table will qualify for knockout stage of semi-finals. Two winning teams from semis will play world cup final match on 14th July at Lords. This is the simplest format and has been already tested during 1992 world cup.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Tickets
If you are planning for this biggest cricketing event and looking to buy ICC cricket world cup 2019 tickets than hurry up!!! You are already late. The first round of ticket sale has already been completed and the second round had started on Thursday 21st March, 10am for selected fixtures including warm-up matches. The tickets are available on first come first serve basis. You can buy tickets only if you are sixteen years of age or above.
Tickets for adults are available in following categories:
Bronze – £16 – £95
Silver – £30 – £195
Gold – £40 – £295
Platinum – £55 – £395
Tickets for Children are available in following categories:
Bronze – £6 – £20
Silver – £10 – £30
Gold – £15 – £40
If you are an international cricket fan and want to buy ticket along with travel package than you can avail the ICC travel and tour program. The program includes match ticket and accommodation.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Trophy
Just have look on this Majestic trophy of ICC cricket world cup 2019. A total of 10 teams will be fighting to get this trophy in their hands.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Streaming
Since ICC cricket world cup 2019 is the biggest cricketing event of 2019, therefore cricket fans are excited to watch live cricket. Some of you will be able to fly and experience live matches in England while for those preferring to stay at their homes, ICC cricket world cup 2019 live streaming will be the best option.
People usually search where to watch cricket world cup 2019 matches live? So we have arranged multiple options for cricket fanatics to watch 2019 cricket world cup matches live:
- CricHD Live Streaming
- HotStar Live Streaming
- Mobile Cric Live Streaming
- Willow Tv Live Streaming
- PTV Sports Live Streaming
- Super Sports Live Streaming
- WebCric Live Streaming
- Crictime Live Streaming
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Broadcasting Rights
ICC has given global broadcasting rights for next eight years to Star Sports and Star Middle East. Star sports will broadcast ICC cricket world cup 2019 live matches in Subcontinent including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan and Bangladesh. You can also watch all matches which will be live streamed on Hotstar digital.
Willow TV in United States and Sky Sports Cricket in United Kingdom will telecast all ICC cricket world cup 2019 matches. Fox Sports will broadcast all matches in Australia however will provide you streaming options to watch ICC cricket world cup 2019 live.
Cricket fans in South Africa can watch live telecast on SuperSport. OSN Sports Cricket HD will telecast the live action during world cup 2019 in Middle East and North African countries. Gazi Tv also known as GTV will broadcast all matches for Bangladeshi cricket fans. Pakistani cricket fans could see all matches on PTV Sports and Ten Sports while Indians will watch live action on DD National or DD Sports.
The territory wise detail of cricket world cup 2019 official broadcasting channels options are given below:
- Australia: Fox Sports
- United Kingdom: Sky Sports
- India: DD National, Star Sports
- United States: Willow TV
- South Africa: SuperSport
- New Zealand: Sky Sports
- Middle East & North Africa: OSN Cricket
- Canada: ATN PVV
- Bangladesh: Gazi TV, Maasranga & BTV
- Sri Lanka: SLRC (Channel Eye)
- Caribbean: ESPN
- Pakistan: PTV Sports, Ten Sports
- Malaysia: Astro
- Afghanistan: Moby TV
- Hong Kong: Star Cricket
- Singapore: Star Cricket, Star Hub, Singtel
- China: Fox Network Group
- Fiji: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC TV)
- Europe, Japan: ICC’s Facebook Page
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Radio Rights
|India||All India Radio (AIR)||Hindi|
|Middle East & North Africa||Radio4 (89.1, 101.3)||Hindi, Malayalam|
|Pakistan||Avenue Intl Pvt. Ltd||Urdu|
|Sri Lanka||VFM, SLBC||English, Tamil & Sinhalese|
|South Africa||SABC||English & Afrikaans|
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Predictions
England being the host of the event will definitely have an edge over the visiting sides. They have one of the best batting unit having blend of attacking batsmen with class timers. Their bowling is also competitive and can defend target. Indian team looks solid with Virat Kohli, the best ODI batsman, in their side. Alongside, Dhoni they have one of the best opening pair in the world right now. Bumrah is the best ODI bowler leading the Indian pace attack. Both of these teams look solid and will start as favorites for the event.
Australia, the defending champions, have gird up their lions by whitewashing Pakistan in UAE and defeating India in India. They are all set to defend the crown. New Zealand has an efficient and effective unit to challenge any side in the world on a given day but they fall short in crunch games. South African batting doesn’t look great without AB de Villiers although their bowling attack is strong and it all depends how their bowling performs.
Pakistan and Windies cannot be written off as both are capable of turning the table at any time during the tournament. In 2017 Champions Trophy Pakistan had shown their potential comprehensively by beating England in semi-final and then outclassing India in final. Pakistan will enter world cup as underdogs alongside Windies that too seems to be strengthened with the comebacks of Gayle and Darren Bravo.
With all these competitive teams, Cricket world cup 2019 would be fun to watch!!!
Frequently Asked Questions
ICC cricket world cup 2019 will be Hosted by England and Wales.
2019 Cricket World Cup is in ODI format, which means each match innings will consist of 50 Overs.
World Cup 2019 will be played in Round Robin format. 10 teams have qualified for world cup which means every team will play total 9 matches with eachother before knockout stage.
Defending champion Australia and India have very Strong Squad for World Cup 2019. But Cricket is full of surprises.
Following 10 Teams have qualified for cricket world cup 2019:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies