2019 Cricket World Cup Schedule Fixtures
The 12th edition of the cricket World Cup will be played in the UK from May 30, 2019 with 10 teams featuring in an interesting format this year. The World Cup schedule was announced by the ICC in April 2018 and can be found below.
A total of 10 teams (World Cup squads here) will participate in this edition of the tournament and the World Cup schedule sees each of these teams take on the other side once apiece, making it 45 matches during the league stage of the competition. This will be followed by the semi-finals and the final.
This World Cup will see its matches spread across the length and breadth of the country, with 11 venues picked to host the games. Each venue will host at least three matches. According to the World Cup fixtures, the venues in question are Lord’s and the Oval in London, Old Trafford in Manchester, County Ground in Bristol, County Ground in Taunton, Southampton, Leeds in Headingley, Cardiff, Edgbaston in Birmingham, Trent Bridge in Nottingham and Chester-le-Street in Durham.
The World Cup opener will have England take on South Africa on Thursday, May 30 at the Oval in London, and this will be followed by the Windies facing off against Pakistan next day. New Zealand’s opening game of the competition will come against Sri Lanka on June 1 at Cardiff, while on the same day qualifier Afghanistan will take on defending champions Australia at Bristol.
Bangladesh will have to wait till June 2 for their opener against South Africa, and that will be played at the Oval as well, while India have opted to play their first game later on June 5 and that match will also be against South Africa – essentially, India’s first game of the competition will be South Africa’s third.
The league stage of the World Cup will go all the way up to July 6 when India face off against traditional rivals Sri Lanka at Leeds and Australia clash with South Africa at Manchester.
The top four sides will qualify for the semi-finals, with the team finishing at the top of the table scheduled to take on the fourth-placed side in the first semi-final at Old Trafford in Manchester on July 9. On July 11, the second semi-final will be played between the second and third-placed teams at Birmingham before the final on July 14.
Below are the World Cup matches for the 2019 edition.
ICC Cricket World Cup Fixtures 2019
|Thursday, May 30||England vs South Africa||The Oval, London|
|Friday, May 31||West Indies vs Pakistan||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Saturday, June 1||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff|
|Afghanistan vs Australia (D/N)||Bristol County Ground, Bristol|
|Sunday, June 2||South Africa vs Bangladesh||The Oval, London|
|Monday, June 3||England vs Pakistan||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Tuesday, June 4||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff|
|Wednesday, June 5||South Africa vs India||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|Bangladesh vs New Zealand (D/N)||The Oval, London|
|Thursday, June 6||Australia vs West Indies||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Friday, June 7||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Bristol County Ground, Bristol|
|Saturday, June 8||England vs Bangladesh||Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff|
|Afghanistan vs New Zealand||County Ground, Taunton|
|Sunday, June 9||India vs Australia||The Oval, London|
|Monday, June 10||South Africa vs West Indies||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|Tuesday, June 11||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Bristol County Ground, Bristol|
|Wednesday, June 12||Australia vs Pakistan||County Ground, Taunton|
|Thursday, June 13||India vs New Zealand||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Friday, June 14||England vs West Indies||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|Saturday, June 15||Sri Lanka vs Australia||The Oval, London|
|South Africa vs Afghanistan (D/N)||Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff|
|Sunday, June 16||India vs Pakistan||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Monday, June 17||West Indies vs Bangladesh||County Ground, Taunton|
|Tuesday, June 18||England vs Afghanistan||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Wednesday, June 19||New Zealand vs South Africa||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Thursday, June 20||Australia vs Bangladesh||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Friday, June 21||England vs Sri Lanka||Headingley, Leeds|
|Saturday, June 22||India vs Afghanistan||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|West Indies vs New Zealand (D/N)||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Sunday, June 23||Pakistan vs South Africa||Lord’s, London|
|Monday, June 24||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|Tuesday, June 25||England vs Australia||Lord’s, London|
|Wednesday, June 26||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Thursday, June 27||West Indies vs India||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Friday, June 28||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||The Riverside, Durham|
|Saturday, June 29||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Headingley, Leeds|
|New Zealand vs Australia (D/N)||Lord’s, London|
|Sunday, June 30||England vs India||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Monday, July 1||Sri Lanka vs West Indies||The Riverside, Durham|
|Tuesday, July 2||Bangladesh vs India||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Wednesday, July 3||England vs New Zealand||The Riverside, Durham|
|Thursday, July 4||Afghanistan vs West Indies||Headingley, Leeds|
|Friday, July 5||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Lord’s, London|
|Saturday, July 6||Sri Lanka vs India||Headingley, Leeds|
|Australia vs South Africa (D/N)||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Tuesday, July 9||Semi-Final (1 vs 4)||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Wednesday, July 10||Reserve Day|
|Thursday, July 11||Semi-Final (2 vs 3)||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Friday, July 12||Reserve Day|
|Sunday, July 14||Final||Lord’s, London|
|Monday, July 15||Reserve Day|