Saturday, February 23, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Fixtures

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played from 30th May to 14th July 2019 in England and Wales. This time the format is pretty simple, similar to the 1992 World Cup. We will have a round robin stage where all the teams will play each other following which four teams that top the points table will play the semi-finals.

The teams that will battle it out for the supremacy would be as follows:

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England, Australia, Bangladesh, West Indies, Afghanistan, New Zealand and South Africa. 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule

May 30 (Thursday): England vs South Africa — The Oval - 3 p.m.
May 31 (Friday): West Indies vs Pakistan — Trent Bridge - 3 p.m.
June 1 (Saturday): New Zealand vs Sri Lanka - Cardiff Wales Stadium - 3 p.m.
June 1 (Saturday): Afghanistan vs Australia - Bristol - 6 p.m.
June 2 (Sunday): South Africa vs Bangladesh - The Oval - 3 p.m.
June 3 (Monday): England vs Pakistan - Trent Bridge - 3 p.m.
June 4 (Tuesday): Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka - Cardiff - 3 p.m.
June 5 (Wednesday): South Africa vs India - Southampton - 3 p.m.
June 5 (Wednesday): Bangladesh vs New Zealand (D/N) - Nottingham - 6 p.m.
June 6 (Thursday): Australia vs West Indies - Trent Bridge - 3 p.m.
June 7 (Friday): Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - Bristol - 3 p.m.
June 8 (Saturday): England vs Bangladesh - Cardiff - 3 p.m.
June 8 (Saturday): Afghanistan vs New Zealand - Taunton - 6 p.m.
June 9 (Sunday): India vs Australia - The Oval - 3 p.m.
June 10 (Monday): South Africa vs West Indies - Southampton - 3 p.m.
June 11 (Tuesday): Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - Bristol - 3 p.m.
June 12 (Wednesday): Australia vs Pakistan - Taunton - 3 p.m.
June 13 (Thursday): India vs New Zealand - Nottingham - 3 p.m.
June 14 (Friday): England vs West Indies - Southampton - 3 p.m.
June 15 (Saturday): Sri Lanka vs Australia - The Oval - 3 p.m.
June 15 (Saturday): South Africa vs Afghanistan - Cardiff - 6 p.m.
June 16 (Sunday): India vs Pakistan - Manchester - 3 p.m.
June 17 (Monday): West Indies vs Bangladesh - Taunton - 3 p.m.
June 18 (Tuesday): England vs Afghanistan - Manchester - 3 p.m.
June 19 (Wednesday): New Zealand vs South Africa - Birmingham - 3 p.m.
June 20 (Thursday): Australia vs Bangladesh - Nottingham - 3 p.m.
June 21 (Friday): England vs Sri Lanka - Headingley - 3 p.m.
June 22 (Saturday): India vs Afghanistan - Southampton - 3 p.m.
June 22 (Saturday): West Indies vs New Zealand - Manchester - 6 p.m.
June 23 (Sunday): Pakistan vs South Africa - Lords - 3 p.m.
June 24 (Monday): Bangladesh vs Afghanistan - Southampton - 3 p.m.
June 25 (Tuesday): England vs Australia - Lords - 3 p.m.
June 26 (Wednesday): New Zealand vs Pakistan - Birmingham - 3 p.m.
June 27 (Thursday): West Indies vs India - Manchester - 3 p.m.
June 28 (Friday): Sri Lanka vs South Africa - Durham - 3 p.m.
June 29 (Saturday): Pakistan vs Afghanistan - Leeds - 3 p.m.
June 29 (Saturday): New Zealand vs Australia - Lords - 6 p.m.
June 30 (Sunday): England vs India - Birmingham - 3 p.m.
July 1 (Monday): Sri Lanka vs West Indies - Durham - 3 p.m.
July 2 (Tuesday): Bangladesh vs India - Birmingham - 3 p.m.
July 3 (Wednesday): England vs New Zealand - Durham - 3 p.m.
July 4 (Thursday): Afghanistan vs West Indies - Leeds - 3 p.m.
July 5 (Friday): Pakistan vs Bangladesh - Lords - 3 p.m.
July 6 (Saturday): Sri Lanka vs India - Leeds - 3 p.m.
July 6 (Saturday): Australia vs South Africa - Manchester - 6 p.m.
July 9 (Tuesday): First semifinal - Manchester - 3 p.m.
July 11 (Thursday): Second semifinal - Birmingham - 3 p.m.
July 14 (Sunday): THE FINAL 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live streaming will be available on HotStar in India. Some reference links mentioned below:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venues
Cricket World Cup Winners So Far

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Ganguly and Gambhir consider India as favourites for Cricket World Cup 2019

India are favourites believe Ganguly and Gambhir

Former Indian captain and a prolific limited overs player Sourav Ganguly (in an interview) expressed his views about Cricket World Cup 2019. He is pretty confident about Virat Kohli and company and he believes India are the strongest contenders to life the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Following great performance by team India down under in Australia and then in New Zealand, former captain has shown great confidence in the current Indian batting and bowling line up. He said Indian top order in batting is better than any other team. They know how to handle pressure. They have mastered the art of chasing which is not to easy in the limited overs of cricket. For totals like 250, Indian batting line up finds no issues in chasing down the total comfortably and they are much better than that. They can even chase much bigger totals. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are in prime form and they lay down a strong foundation in any ODI innings. 

About bowling he believes Kulcha (Kuldeep Yadav and Yajuvendra Chahal) are doing a brilliant job with the ball. Their variation adds flavor to the Indian bowling line up which already consists of quickies like Shami, Bhuvaneshwar and Bumrah. 

Former cricketer and a part of the world cup winning team in 2011, Gautam Gambhir has also expressed a lot of confidence in the current Indian ODI team. He also picked his squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which is as follows:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.

The official squads for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 are yet to be announced. We will keep you updated with the squads once they are announced. As far as the live cricket action is concerned, Indian cricket fans can enjoy Cricket World Cup 2019 live streaming and telecast on HotStar and Star Sports HD TV network with live English and Hindi commentary.

Sourav Ganguly's ODI career highlights:
Matches - 311
Runs - 11363
Batting Average - 41
Centuries - 22
Wickets - 100

Gautam Gambhir's ODI career highlights:
Matches - 147
Runs - 5238
Batting Average - 39.68
Centuries - 11

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Cricket World Cup Winners So Far

Cricket World Cup is certainly the biggest ICC event. Fans eagerly wait for this event as this provides an opportunity to teams around the world to clinch the coveted title and prove their supremacy in cricketing world for next four to five years. This post will help you know world cup winners so far since its first edition in 1975 that was played in England. We will try keep this post short, precise and to the point!

Following are the details on cricket world cups played so far along with the winning team:-

Cricket World Cup Winners So Far

West Indies
West Indies
West Indies
India, Pakistan
Australia, New Zealand
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
England, Wales
South Africa
West Indies
Sri Lanka
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Australia, New Zealand
New Zealand

In the first three editions West Indies dominated the other teams. They clinched the world cup trophy twice but failed to make it for the third time when India defeated them in 1983.

Since then if we sum up, Australia have dominated the other editions with five world cup wins so far. 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Venues

The 12th edition of the ever-awaited ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in 2019. This time England and Wales would be hosting this mega event from 30th May to 14th July 2019. The ICC 2019 cricket world cup will kickoff with the first match to be played at the Oval and the final match will be hosted by the Lord's.

Here is a brief information on the venues for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:

Venues for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – England and Wales

Seating Capacity
No. of Matches to be Played
Sophia Gardens
Bristol County Ground
Riverside Ground
The Oval
Old Trafford
Trent Bridge
Rose Bowl
County Ground Tauton

This time there are certain changes in the format. We won't be seeing groups and Associate nations featuring this time. 

Ten teams would battle it out in 48 matches with a round robin format to clinch the coveted title. 

We will soon post information on World Cup 2019 live streaming official broadcasters, squads, latest news and much more.