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 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 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.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule, Date and Venue
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 the 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. The full ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures can be found here.
|Date||ICC Cricket World Cup Fixtures 2019||Venue|
|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|
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Team Squads
All 10 teams, hosts England, defending champions Australia, runner-up New Zealand, 2011 winners and semi-finalist India and the other semi-finalists South Africa, along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Windies will name their squads for this World Cup about a month or two before the start of the tournament. Even before that, they will be asked to name their 30-man probable squad from which they will need to pick that final 15. Expect more on the Cricket World Cup 2019 teams by April 2019.
ICC World Cup 2019 Squads
Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez (subject to fitness), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain
India Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik
Sri Lanka Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep.
England Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Jake Ball
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Steve Smith, David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Windies Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jason Mohammed, Ronsford Beaton, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chadwick Walton, Shimron Hetmyer
Bangladesh Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed
Afghanistan Squad: Asghar Afghan (captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Ihsanullah Janat, Sayed Shirzad, Dawlat Zadran, Wafadar
South Africa Squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), JP Duminy, David Miller, Dale Steyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Hashim Amla, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead the Pakistan squad for the 2019 World Cup while India’s squad for the tournament can be expected to be led by Virat Kohli. The Sri Lanka squad hasn’t got too much clarity given how often their captains have changed while Shakib al Hasan will hope the Bangladesh squad is well-captained.
In the recently-played Asia Cup, India had gone on to beat Bangladesh in the final while Pakistan struggled to get going, losing to India (twice) and Bangladesh in the second round to crash out of the tournament early.
The teams of qualifiers Afghanistan and West Indies shouldn’t have an issue in naming Asghar Stanikzai and Jason Holder respectively as their skippers while hosts England will take Eoin Morgan as the captain of their squad for their home World Cup.
Kane Williamson has captained the New Zealand team well in the lead-up to the tournament and there’s no need for a change there while South Africa‘s captaincy will be given to Faf du Plessis now that AB de Villiers has retired.
The only issue with the captaincy could be down to the Australian squad that will be without Steven Smith and David Warner till very nearly the start of the World Cup. Do Australia give Smith the responsibility of leading the Aussie team or will it be someone like an Aaron Finch or Tim Paine doing that? We will know soon enough closer to the start of the 2019 World Cup.
Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Stream, TV channels
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Streaming & TV Channels are placed here. The World Cup will be broadcast live everywhere globally on TV and streamed online as well. Star Sports are the ICC broadcast partners and they will further distribute the broadcasting rights to the various TV channels in different regions around the world.
In case you aren’t willing to travel to the stadiums despite being a huge cricket buff, then watching the cricket World Cup live on TV or online is going to be of absolute vitality for you. What that means is based on which country or region you are from, different TV channels and different online streaming options can be used to watch the tournament live. Below we have all the information on how the 2019 Cricket World Cup can be watched live online or on television.
2019 Cricket World Cup on TV
- Star Sports (India and the rest of the Indian Sub-continent)
- PTV (Pakistan)
- Sky Sports (United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland)
- SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa)
- OSN (the Middle East & North Africa)
- Fox Sports (Australia)
- Willow TV (USA)
- Sky TV (New Zealand)
- Ten Sports (Pakistan)
- ESPN (Caribbean)
- Gazi TV (Bangladesh)
- SLRC (Sri Lanka)
- Fox Networks Group (South East Asia)
- ATN (Canada)
ICC CWC 2019 Live Streaming
Hotstar App or Hotstar.com in India
What Happened in Previous Cricket World Cups?
West Indies were the winners of the first two editions of the World Cup that were held in the UK, beating Australia and England in the final. They were about to make it three in a row when they bowled India out for 183 in the final of the 1983 competition, but they were dismissed for 140 and India were crowned the winners. Australia came into their own and won their first ever title – first of five in fact – when they defeated England in the 1987 World Cup final.
The 1992 World Cup was the first that was played under lights with coloured clothing and Pakistan came back from a hopeless situation to win the title, again beating England in the final. The next edition, played in 1996, was hosted by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and Australia made it to another final. Favourites to win it, Australia were taught a lesson by Arjuna Ranatunga’s Sri Lanka, but they came back in the next three World Cups to make it four title wins.
Australia beat Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup final, India in 2003 and Sri Lanka in 2007 to show their cricketing muscle to the world before India clinched their second title in 2011. They beat Sri Lanka in the final. The previous edition of the World Cup was played in 2015 and the two co-hosts, Australia and New Zealand clashed in the final with the former winning their fifth title.