Watch Cricket World Cup 2019 live stream
The upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup will be the 12th edition of the competition. The tournament will kickstart on 30th May and run until 14th July, with England and Wales set to play hosts.
England previously hosted the tournament back in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999.
Australia enters the competition as the defending champions, however, they are far from the favourites to lift the trophy come July. They are the most successful team in the history of the competition, having won 5 previous World Cups, but are in a phase of transition and might consider themselves lucky just to make the semifinals of the competition.
England and India remain firm favourites. England is the No. 1 ranked ODI side in the world and have a new-look team packed with limited-overs specialists.
The likes of Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan will all be looking to make an impression.
India, on the other hand, has the world’s best batsman in Virat Kohli along with a strong support cast in the form of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and co. They will fancy their chances on what will be flat, batting friendly surfaces on offer in England.
However, teams like South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand can never be written off considering the talent they have in their ranks.
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|Afghanistan||Radio Television Afghanistan|
|9GEM (select matches)|
Maasranga & BTV (as per applicable law)
|Brunei and Malaysia||Star Cricket|
|Hong Kong||Star Cricket|
|China, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia||Fox Sports and Star Sports (through Fox Network)|
|England, Wales, Scotland and Republic of Ireland||Sky Sports|
|Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan||Yupp TV App via Smart TVs|
|Sri Lanka||SLRC (Channel Eye)|
10 teams will take part in the competition. This is reduced from the 12 that took part in previous editions. The decision to hold a 10-team World Cup received intense backlash from fans as there will be no place for Associate teams.
Associate teams have fared pretty well in the past and there is always the added thrill of seeing an associate beat a full-member side. However, that will not be a part of the World Cup this time around.
India, Pakistan, England, South Africa, West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan are the 10 teams that will feature in the 2019 World Cup.
The World Cup will revert to the format it followed in the 1992 edition, with 10 teams each facing off against each other in a single round-robin format.
2 points will be awarded for a win, while a tie or a washout will result in 1 point for either team. The four top teams will then progress to the semifinals.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Rashid Khan, Asghar Afghan, Hamid Hassan, Hazrat Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shinwari
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Jayed, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das (wk), Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Liam Dawson
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk, capt), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal
West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russel, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope (wk), Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas
ICC world cup 2019 Fixtures
|Thursday, May 30||England vs South Africa||10:30 AM||The Oval, London|
|Friday, May 31||West Indies vs Pakistan||10:30 AM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Saturday, June 1||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||10:30 AM||Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff|
|Saturday, June 1||Afghanistan vs Australia (D/N)||1:30 PM||Bristol County Ground, Bristol|
|Sunday, June 2||South Africa vs Bangladesh||10:30 AM||The Oval, London|
|Monday, June 3||England v Pakistan||10:30 AM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Tuesday, June 4||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||10:30 AM||Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff|
|Wednesday, June 5||South Africa vs India||10:30 AM||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|Wednesday, June 5||Bangladesh vs New Zealand (D/N)||1:30 PM||The Oval, London|
|Thursday, June 6||Australia vs West Indies||10:30 AM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Friday, June 7||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||10:30 AM||Bristol County Ground, Bristol|
|Saturday, June 8||England vs Bangladesh||10:30 AM||Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff|
|Saturday, June 8||Afghanistan vs New Zealand||1:30 PM||The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton|
|Sunday, June 9||India vs Australia||10:30 AM||The Oval, London|
|Monday, June 10||South Africa vs West Indies||10:30 AM||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|Tuesday, June 11||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||10:30 AM||Bristol County Ground, Bristol|
|Wednesday, June 12||Australia vs Pakistan||10:30 AM||The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton|
|Thursday, June 13||India vs New Zealand||10:30 AM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Friday, June 14||England vs West Indies||10:30 AM||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|Saturday, June 15||Sri Lanka vs Australia||10:30 AM||The Oval, London|
|Saturday, June 15||South Africa vs Afghanistan (D/N)||1:30 PM||Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff|
|Sunday, June 16||India vs Pakistan||10:30 AM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Monday, June 17||West Indies vs Bangladesh||10:30 AM||The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton|
|Tuesday, June 18||England vs Afghanistan||10:30 AM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Wednesday, June 19||New Zealand vs South Africa||10:30 AM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Thursday, June 20||Australia vs Bangladesh||10:30 AM||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Friday, June 21||England vs Sri Lanka||10:30 AM||Headingley, Leeds|
|Saturday, June 22||India vs Afghanistan||10:30 AM||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|Saturday, June 22||West Indies vs New Zealand (D/N)||1:30 PM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Sunday, June 23||Pakistan vs South Africa||10:30 AM||Lord’s London|
|Monday, June 24||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||10:30 AM||Hampshire Bowl, Southampton|
|Tuesday, June 25||England vs Australia||10:30 AM||Lord’s London|
|Wednesday, June 26||New Zealand vs Pakistan||10:30 AM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Thursday, June 27||West Indies vs India||10:30 AM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Friday, June 28||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||10:30 AM||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|Saturday, June 29||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||10:30 AM||Headingley, Leeds|
|Saturday, June 29||New Zealand vs Australia (D/N)||1:30 PM||Lord’s London|
|Sunday, June 30||England vs India||10:30 AM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Monday, July 1||Sri Lanka vs West Indies||10:30 AM||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|Tuesday, July 2||Bangladesh vs India||10:30 AM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Wednesday, July 3||England vs New Zealand||10:30 AM||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
|Thursday, July 4||Afghanistan vs West Indies||10:30 AM||Headingley, Leeds|
|Friday, July 5||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||10:30 AM||Lord’s London|
|Saturday, July 6||Sri Lanka vs India||10:30 AM||Headingley, Leeds|
|Saturday, July 6||Australia vs South Africa (D/N)||1:30 PM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Tuesday, July 9||SF 1||10:30 AM||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Thursday, July 11||SF 2||10:30 AM||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|Sunday, July 14||Final||10:30 AM||Lord’s London|
ICC cricket world cup 2019 Venues
The 2019 World Cup will be held in England and Wales. As many as 11 stadiums across 10 cities will host the various matches, including Edgbaston (Birmingham), Bristol County Ground (Bristol), Sophia Gardens (Cardiff), Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street), Headingley (Leeds), Old Trafford (Manchester), Trent Bridge (Nottingham), Ageas Bowl (Southampton), County Ground (Taunton), and Lord’s Cricket Ground and The Oval (London).
The two semifinals will be held in Manchester and Birmingham while the final will be hosted by the legendary Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
Players to watch out for cricket world cup 2019
The World Cup in England will be graced by a number of top stars, but there are a few from each team that are likely to stand out.
These include the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, David Warner, Jos Buttler, Kane Williamson and Chris Gayle who will all be looking to make a mark in the marquee competition.
Australia: David Warner
Afghanistan: Rashid Khan
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal
India: Virat Kohli
England: Jonny Bairstow
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera
West Indies: Andre Russell
New Zealand: Martin Guptill
South Africa: Kagiso Rabada
Pakistan: Babar Azam
The total prize money on offer will be $10,000,000 which will be awarded to the various teams as follows:
|Stage||Prize money (US$)||Total|
|Winner of each league stage match||$40,000||$1,800,000|
|Teams that do not pass the league stage||$100,000||$600,000|
England and India are almost certain to make it to the semifinals at least. They should ideally be joined by Australia and one of South Africa and New Zealand who seem well-balanced on paper.
I expect England and India to contest the final at Lord’s, with England emerging victorious in front of their home fans for the first time in their history.