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
The following are the ICC world cup 2019 teams that you will see playing this season:
- New Zealand
- 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:
|14||United Arab Emirates||15|
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.
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:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies
Let’s look at a table to know how the teams might progress in the tournament.
|1||Team 1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to semi-finals|
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
|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|