ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All you need to know

first_img Saurabh Kumar New DelhiMay 29, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 19:20 IST The captains of all 10 teams pose with the World Cup Trophy. (ICC)HIGHLIGHTSThe 2019 World Cup will be played from May 30 to July 1410 teams from around the world will be fighting for the trophyEngland take on South Africa in the tournament openerThe ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will begin on May 30 with hosts England playing their opening match against South Africa at London. This will be a 6-week long festival of cricket featuring the top ten teams in world cricket. The format for the tournament will be a single group of 10 teams, with each team playing the other nine once.This means a total of 45 matches will be played in the league stage, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage. The first semi-final will be played in Manchester on July 9. In this World Cup, there are Super Overs only in the semi-finals and final. In the past two World Cups, a Super Over was available only for the final.England are considered as the favourites to clinch the World Cup 2019 as they are No.1 ODI side in the ICC’s rankings. They have been unbeatable in a one-day series in more than two years, and are the hosts too. India are ranked No.2 and are considered strong contenders too. Team India will lock horns with South Africa on June 5 in their opening game.England and Wales have previously staged the World Cup in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. Australia are the most successful side, having won in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. The West Indies won the first two editions in 1975 and 1979, while India won in 1983 and 2011. Other winners are Pakistan in 1992 and Sri Lanka in 1996.Prize money on offerThere is a lot of money to be made. The total prize money is $10 million. The winner receives $4 million and the runners-up earn $2 million. Tthe losing semi-finalists get $800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues.10 TEAMS:India | England | Pakistan | Australia | South Africa | Sri Lanka | New Zealand | West Indies | Bangladesh | Afghanistan.Here are the squads and fixtures of all teamsINDIAIndia Squad:Virat Kohli ©, Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wicket keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Y. Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.India Fixtures:SA vs IND on June 05, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs AUS on June 09, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs NZ on June 13, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs PAK on June 16, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs AFG on June 22, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs IND on June 27, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs IND on June 30, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs IND on July 02, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs IND on July 06, 15:00 PM (IST)ENGLANDEngland Squad:Eoin Morgan ©, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wicket keeper), Jos Buttler (wicket keeper), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.England Fixtures:ENG vs SA on May 30, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs PAK on June 3, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs BAN on June 8, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs WI on June 14, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs ENG on June 18, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs SL on June 21, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs AUS on June 25, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs IND on June 30, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs NZ on July 3, 15:00 PM (IST)PAKISTANPakistan Squad:Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & wicket keeper), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad HasnainadvertisementPakistan Fixtures:PAK vs WI on May 31, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs PAK on June 3, 15:00 PM (IST)PAK vs SL on June 7, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs PAK on June 12, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs PAK on June 16, 15:00 PM (IST)PAK vs SA on June 23, 15:00 PM (IST)NZ vs PAK on June 26, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs PAK on June 29, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs PAK on July 5, 18:00 PM (IST)AUSTRALIAAustralia Squad:Aaron Finch ©, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wicket keeper), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat CumminsAustralia Fixtures:AFG vs AUS on June 1, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs WI on June 6, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs AUS on June 09, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs PAK on June 12, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs SL on June 15, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs BAN on June 20, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs AUS on June 25, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs NZ on June 29, 18:00 PM (IST)AUS vs SA on July 6, 18:00 PM (IST)SOUTH AFRICASouth Africa Squad:Faf du Plessis ©, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wicket keeper), JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.South Africa Fixtures:advertisementENG vs SA on May 30, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs BAN on June 2, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs IND on June 05, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs WI on June 10, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs AFG on June 15, 18:00 PM (IST)NZ vs SA on June 19, 15:00 PM (IST)PAK vs SA on June 23, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs SA on June 28, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs SA on July 6, 18:00 PM (IST)SRI LANKASri Lanka Squad:Dimuth Karunaratne ©, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jefferey Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeewan Mendis and Milinda Siriwardana.Sri Lanka Fixtures:NZ vs SL on June 1, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs SL on June 5, 15:00 PM (IST)PAK vs SL on June 7, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs SL on June 11, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs SL on June 15, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs SL on June 21, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs SA on June 28, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs WI on July 1, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs IND on July 6, 15:00 PM (IST)NEW ZEALANDNew Zealand Squad:Kane Williamson ©, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket keeper), Tom Blundell (wicket keeper), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham.New Zealand Fixtures:NZ vs SL on June 1, 18:00 PM (IST)BAN vs NZ on June 5, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs NZ on June 8, 18:00 PM (IST)IND vs NZ on June 13, 15:00 PM (IST)NZ vs SA on June 19, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs NZ on June 22, 18:00 PM (IST)NZ vs PAK on June 26, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs NZ on June 29, 18:00 PM (IST)ENG vs NZ on July 3, 15:00 PM (IST)WEST INDIESWest Indies Squad:Jason Holder ©, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran (wicket keeper), Ashley Nurse, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wicket keeper), Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis.West Indies Fixtures:PAK vs WI on May 31, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs WI on June 6, 15:00 PM (IST)SA vs WI on June 10, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs WI on June 14, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs BAN on June 17, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs NZ on June 22, 18:00 PM (IST)WI vs IND on June 27, 15:00 PM (IST)SL vs WI on July 1, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs WI on July 4, 15:00 PM (IST)BANGLADESHBangladesh Squad:Mashrafe Mortaza ©, Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket keeper), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.Bangladesh Fixtures:SA vs BAN on June 2, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs NZ on June 5, 15:00 PM (IST)ENG vs BAN on June 8, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs SL on June 11, 15:00 PM (IST)WI vs BAN on June 17, 15:00 PM (IST)AUS vs BAN on June 20, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs AFG on June 24, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs IND on July 02, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs PAK on July 5, 18:00 PM (IST)AFGHANISTANAfghanistan Squad:Gulbadin Naib ©, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.advertisementAfghanistan Fixtures:AFG vs AUS on June 1, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs SL on June 5, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs NZ on June 8, 18:00 PM (IST)SA vs AFG on June 15, 18:00 PM (IST)ENG vs AFG on June 18, 15:00 PM (IST)IND vs AFG on June 22, 15:00 PM (IST)BAN vs AFG on June 24, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs PAK on June 29, 15:00 PM (IST)AFG vs WI on July 4, 15:00 PM (IST)Also Read | Virat Kohli has amazingly matured as captain: Kapil DevAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Hosts England take on Steyn-less South AfricaAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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