2019 is the year of Cricket world cup and the cricket madness is almost upon us. Cricket fans are so excited to see their favorite teams playing and their favorite players in action as the Cricket World Cup one day returns once in every 4 years. Cricket is one of the most terrific games and it is popular around the globe. Almost all year long cricket teams from various countries face each other on the cricket ground and fans get to see exciting matches all year long but the World Cup has its own charisma.
This time 2 countries in the United Kingdom England and Wales, have the honor to host the World Cup. As per the official schedule from International Cricket Council (ICC), the World Cup matches are going to be held from 30Th May 2019 to 14th July 2019. There are 10 teams participating in this tremendous event. All the cricket teams are in a single group and there will be a total of 48 matches in the tournament.
The fixtures of 45 matches of the Cricket World Cup are decided and the results after these 45 matches will show us who will reach the semi-finals and the final. As per the schedule from International Cricket Council (ICC), teams will play warm-up matches from 24th May to 28th May. In the previous two Cricket World Cups 14 teams participated but this time there are total 10 teams. 8 of the teams qualified automatically for the World Cup based on their performance and the remaining two spots were filled by the teams which qualified after the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in 2018.
Some of the Cricket teams have announced their squads and others have time to submit their squads until 30th April 2019. All the Cricket teams feature top-class players and that is the reason this World Cup will be mesmerizing. These 10 cricket teams include Australia, England, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and West Indies. International Cricket Council (ICC) creates a fixtures list beforehand and decides the venues so that the host countries could complete preparations on time. As per the fixtures list, some exciting matches are coming our way right at the start of the tournament. Let’s have a brief look at the fixtures, venues, and the cricket grounds where these matches will be played. The timing of these matches mentioned in the table is according to UK time.