ICC World Cup 2019 Teams, Group Stage and Schedule

By | March 26, 2019

ICC World Cup 2019 Teams: Have you been waiting for the cricket world cup 2019? Then, you don’t have to wait any longer; it is just few months away. According to the cricket world cup 2019 schedule that was recently released, the cricket world cup 2019 will begin on May 30th and will end on July 14th.

The number of cricket world cup 2019 teams that would be playing in this edition of the cricket world cup would be 10. However, this came as a surprise to all the cricket fans as in the precious editions of the ICC world cup i.e. in ICC world cup 2011 and ICC world cup 2015 the number of countries that played were 14.

This reduction of 4 teams from usual world cup has come under a lot of criticism. As this time the International Cricket Council has even kept out few of the test playing nations.

ICC World Cup 2019 Teams

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams Full Squads Qualified Captain

The following are the ICC world cup 2019 teams that you will see playing this season:

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • England
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • West Indies

The qualification for the world cup 2019 had happened in the following process:

  • The ICC world cup 2019 host is England and Wales as they won the hosting rights. As per the standards, the host automatically gets qualified for the world cup tournament. Hence, England has automatically been qualified for the tournament.
  • The top seven countries on the ODI International Men’s cricket rankings ( see the table below) have been qualified for the world cup. Hence, national cricket teams of India, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka have been qualifies for the world cup on the basis of their ODI rankings.
  • West Indies and Afghanistan had to go through a qualifying tournament. In this tournament which was hosted by Zimbabwe, the final match was won by Afghanistan, where it played against West Indies. Even after losing, West Indies still won its ticket to Cricket World Cup 2019.
  • Despite of hosting the tournament Zimbabwe couldn’t qualify for the world cup.
  • Though, Afghanistan and Ireland were promoted into the ICC ODI Championship and have also since been promoted to full members of the ICC after their success in the game recently. These teams were not qualified automatically and were required to participate in the qualifiers.

ICC Team Ranking:

The international rankings of the cricket teams may give away some clue as to how the teams would perform in the current world cup. The following are the ODI International Men’s cricket rankings:

RANK TEAM RATING
1 England 125
2 India 122
3 New Zealand 112
4 South Africa 111
5 Pakistan 102
6 Australia 100
7 Bangladesh 90
8 Sri Lanka 78
9 West Indies 74
10 Afghanistan 67
11 Zimbabwe 52
12 Ireland 38
13 Scotland 33
14 United Arab Emirates 15
15 Nepal 15
16 Netherlands 8

As you can see only 10 teams out of the above 16 teams were selected to play the cricket world cup 2019.

ICC world cup 2019 teams are England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Afghanistan. England was automatically qualified as it was the cricket world cup 2019 host.

 

Cricket World Cup 2019 Groups

Cricket World Cup 2019 Groups: The cricket world cup 2019 is one of most awaited events of this year especially in India. It is taking place in England and Wales, the matches of the tournament are going to take place in 10 stadiums across the England and Wales. The opening of the Cricket world cup 2019 live streaming will be played in the The Oval stadium and the final match will be played in the The Lords. Both the stadiums are of very historical importance and it will be exciting to see the world cup matches being played there.

Generally, the Cricket world cup would have the first stage as group matches where all the countries were divided into different smaller groups where the first set of matches were played with in the group before one or more teams were qualified to progress in the competition.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Groups

However, in this edition of the game i.e. cricket world cup 2019, there will be no smaller groups in fact there will be only one group  where each  team will play against every other team and only four teams with the most points will get to proceed to the semifinals matches.

The following is the list of the cricket world cup 2019 teams:

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • England
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • West Indies

Also Read: Full Squad lists for all 10 teams, Players & Captains list of Cricket World Cup 2019

Points Table:

Let’s look at a table to know how the teams might progress in the tournament.

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR Qualification
1 Team 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to semi-finals
2 Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Team 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Team 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Team 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eliminated
6 Team 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Team 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Team 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Team 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Team 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ICC world cup 2019 groups will not be formed as the cricket world cup 2019 teams will all be one group and will be playing against each team for the first round of the cricket world cup 2019. Get cricket world cup 2019 tickets for the group stages matches soon. Check out the link for more information about cricket world cup 2019 matches.

Cricket World Cup Schedule 2019

Date Match 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

Also See: ICC World Cup 2019 Venue Details, Schedule, Dates, Match Timing.

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